Five Star Authors Top Winners In Two Contests
CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2011) - And the winners are ... Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo by Susan L. Krueger with Reba Wells Grandrud is Arizona Authors Association's first-place winner for published children's literature, and Rattlesnake Rules by Conrad J. Storad is winner of USA "Best Books 2011" in the "Children's Picture Book: Hardcover, Nonfiction" category. Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo was also a finalist in "Children's Nonfiction" category in the USA "Best Books 2011" contest.
In Addie Slaughter, famous Sheriff John Slaughter's young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the late-1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo.
Rattlesnake Rules helps young readers learn important facts about one of nature's most maligned creatures. Children learn what, how and when rattlesnakes eat, and why they rattle their tails.
Both books were published by Five Star Publications, Inc. and are official Arizona Centennial Legacy Projects as designated by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.
Also getting a nod from judges in the USA "Best Books 2011" contest was My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step out of Stepmom by Tami Butcher, which was a finalist in the "Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Nonfiction" category. My Bonus Mom opens children's hearts and minds, helping them deal with divorce and adjust to remarriage. Children work through their feelings of fear and anger, and grow to love dad's new wife - their "bonus mom."
All three Five Star Publications' books are available at FiveStarPublications.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com and through Pacific Four Sales. To learn more about My Bonus Mom, visit www.MyBonusMomBook.com. For more on Rattlesnake Rules, access www.RattlesnakeRules.com, and to read more about Addie Slaughter, go to www.AddieSlaughterBook.com. The books' authors are also available for school visits.
Five Star Publications, Inc., which is celebrating its 26th year of doing business in Chandler, Ariz., can be reached through email at info@FiveStarPublications.com or by calling 480-940-8182.