Woody and Mom have been honored with many awards and recognitions. Woody knows that success isn't about getting the credit, but working hard and doing his best. Woody didn't want to list his awards, because he didn't want to brag, so I decided to list a few of the awards for him. This will let everyone know how great my brother is!

Mr. Dogwood Goes to Washington won a First Place WORLD Award for best literacy project. This book, like all of our chapter books, started out as a 10 week serial story through Newspapers in Education. This project was named the best in the WHOLE WORLD! The Kentucky Press Association flew to Amsterdam to accept the award!  Here is a picture of Mom, Dad, and Woody with the award.

Woody has been inducted in the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association Animal Hall of Fame. Here is a picture of Mom and Woody looking at the beautiful plaque. Woody also got a very nice collar that Mom keeps in a display case.


Mom was named the Jesse Stuart KY Author of the Year by the Kentucky Library Association.

Mom has also been named a Kentucky Colonel and also Dutchess of Paducah.

Woody and I both were named the KY Press Association's Most Valuable Member for our statewide serial stories.

Our books have been awarded multiple honors by the Southern Newspaper Press Association.


The best honor of all is definitely getting to travel around a state we love, meeting so many new friends, and sharing our story and our message everyone! Doesn't get any better than that!