It is her firstever book, the title “Ethyr” — a preteen adventure story that inspires gamers to read — and wouldn’t you know Amissville author M.P. Follin has won a 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of parents, booksellers, librarians — and to children themselves.
In Follin’s novel for preteens, gaming leaps off the screen and onto the page when two kids, Skyler Beam and Ellie Claire Martin, use gaming powers to thwart a mysterious threat to Skyler’s life. With high stakes, fast adventure, and imaginative world-building, gaming fans love the hunt, and parents love noses in books instead of eyes on screens.
“Kids get tired of hearing, ‘Turn that thing off!’” says Follin. “But tearing children away from electronic devices is an ongoing battle for many parents. Ethyr is an edge-of-your-seat story about a boy, a girl, and a video game — which makes everybody happy.”
Follin provides marketing, communications, and writing services to companies in multiple industries. She writes from her Rappahannock home.
Amissville author M.P. Follin has won a 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for “Ethyr,” a pre-teen adventure story.