April 2019: Check out the announcement of acquisition of the children’s picture book How to Build an Insect by Lerner/Millbrook in Publishers Weekly. (Scroll way down, we’re third from the bottom).
December 2018: Roberta Gibson’s flash memoir Sharp Memories was a semifinalist for Hippocampus Magazine‘s 2018 Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction and was published in the December issue.
Fall 2018: Millbrook Press has expressed an interest in a children’s picture book tentatively titled How to Build a Bug. More news soon!
Fall 2017: Roberta Gibson’s creative nonfiction short story The Punch Line received a “Commendation” from the Society of Southwest Authors 2017 Writing Contest.
November 2017: Roberta Gibson’s short story Fine Lines was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) category of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Among the ten competition categories, there were over 5,100 entries in total. See the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest for details.
September 2017: Attended the SCBWI Regional Conference in Phoenix. The manuscript Roberta Gibson submitted was chosen for a special face-to-face critique with one of the conference faculty, author Bobi Martin. It was an honor to be selected and to get live feedback from an author who specializes in children’s nonfiction.