Author Ligia Carvalho finalist awarded at 2020 American Book Fest - second this year

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Author Ligia Carvalho finalist awarded at 2020 American Book Fest earlier this month for her book Grandma is a Star - a book about grief for kids. It is the second finalist-award received this year for the author.

Author Ligia Carvalho finalist awarded at 2020 American Book Fest earlier this month for her book Grandma is a Star - a book about grief for kids. It is the second finalist-award received this year for the author.

“It’s surreal what is happening. This book was written with a lot of love. It is beyond special to know that it is inspiring other kids and families in some of the most difficult times.”

Results were announced on August 14, including 70 genre-specific categories.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of the American Book Fest, says that, "Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise."

As for Author Ligia Carvalho, she says that when she published this story in 2018, she could never imagine that some of the highly significant people in the industry would recognize my work. "This gives me the strength and courage to keep writing my next stories and trying to inspire more kids."

Earlier this month, the book Grandma is a Star was also awarded a finalist at the International Book Fest.

For more info about the American Book Fest: http://www.americanbookfest.com/americanfictionawards/2020afafullresults.html

About the Author

Ligia Carvalho is an aspiring children's book author that is keen to transform her ideas into great stories every day. Her first book, "Max Loves Cupcakes," was published in 2017, and it was the start of her writing career. In 2018, she released her second book, "Grandma is a Star - a book about grief for kids." Born in Brazil, she has lived in Canada since 2009, where she continued her studies in Business Writing. Working as a Freelance Writer, the mother of three young boys enjoys travelling and reading as much as she can.

For more info: https://ligiacarvalho.ca/

“Grandma is a Star”
By Ligia Carvalho

  • 978-1-5255-3295-5 eBook
  • 978-1-5255-3294-8 Paperback
  • 978-1-5255-3293-1 Hardcover

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