Children’s Book Honored

Lo­cal writer wins award

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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 hof­fer­

Lo­cal author Sally Hanser has been honored for her de­but children’s book, AChrist­mas Mou­seinaChris­t­masHouse.

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