|Writer/Illustrator Sanna Stanley|
This year's winner is Sanna Stanley, writer and illustrator of books including Monkey for Sale
and Monkey Sunday.
Sanna draws inspiration for her work from the time she spent as a child traveling to remote villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She wins a $3,000 grant to both honor her contribution and help raise awareness about her current works-in-progress. You can learn more about Sanna at her website here.
Cheers as well to Jane Mitchell, who won an Honor Grant. Jane is the co-founder of the SCBWI Ireland Chapter and its previous regional advisor. She is the author of When Stars Stop Spinning and Chalkline, and her work focuses on the rights of women and young girls around the globe. You can learn more about Jane at her site here.
Look for interviews with both Sanna and Jane on this blog coming soon.
Calling the grant a "love-note of recognition," Jane Yolen explained that the Grant she established is a way for her and SCBWI to say to the winners,
"Please know that we love your books. We need your books. We remember your books. Don't quit. Write more."
You can find out more about the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award here.
Illustrate and Write On,