Children’s Book Honored
Local writer wins award
Sanibel author Sally Hanser, who was featured in TOTI’s March/ April 2019 issue for her children’s book, A Christmas Mouse in a Christmas
House, is among the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award winners. Hanser was named first runner-up in the spiritual category for her touching story about the meaning of gifts and giving. “I have always said that this story was a gift. My prayer is
that it will continue to bless others,” says Hanser.
According to Christopher Klim, the chair for the Eric Hoffer Award, A Christmas Mouse in a Christmas House endured rigorous judging and surpassed dozens of titles within its category. It was determined to be unique, worthy and well produced in all aspects of writing and publishing.
Prior to winning the Eric Hoffer Award, Hanser was also among finalists for the First Horizon Award, presented in conjunction with the Eric Hoffer Award, recognizing superior work by debut authors.
The award, presented in memory of American philosopher Eric Hoffer, identifies a winner, runner-up and honorable mentions within 18 categories. It recognizes small, academic and independent presses. For more information, visit hofferaward.com.
Local author Sally Hanser has been honored for her debut children’s book, AChristmas MouseinaChristmasHouse.