The Night the Monsters Came Is a 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite

The 2022 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® names The Night the Monsters Came as a Distinguished Favorite! 🎉⁣

Four awards, three picture books—I still can’t believe it! ⁣I am truly honored and grateful. This award belongs to the amazing Lisa Ciccone as well. Thank you so much, Independent Press Award! 💛My heart is overflowing with gratitude. ⁣

✨Praise for The Night the Monsters Came:

“Siblings Jack and Joy are ready for bedtime. But first, they must outwit the hungry monsters that stand in their way—by harnessing the power of hygiene! This delightful picture book will keep children enthralled while teaching healthy habits like washing their hands and brushing their teeth.” –Bookbub ⁣

In 2022, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Authors and publishers from countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, New Zealand, Switzerland participated. Books submitted included writers based in cities such as Anchorage to Memphis; from Berkeley to Philadelphia; Calgary to Sydney; from Albuquerque to New York City; from Princeton to Santa Monica as well as others.⁣

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. ⁣


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