(News courtesy of WVW 2nd VP Terry McNemar)
Anna Egan Smucker's latest book To Keep The South Manitou Light received the 2006 Award of Merit from the Historical Society of Michigan. It's the highest recognition presented by the state's official historical society and oldest cultural organization.
More good news re this book, it is now in a paperback edition ($13.95). The paperback info will soon be indicated on Amazon.com where you may read reviews of the youth novel.
Amazon.com: To Keep The South Manitou Light (Great Lakes Books): Books: Anna Egan Smucker.
Anna is also being honored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Commission for her achievements in the field of children's literature. West Virginian's from other artistic fields will also be honored at this yearly gathering (but I don't have their names yet). The event is scheduled for 3:00 pm October 22, 2006 in the Carriage House at Highgate, 830 Walnut Avenue, Fairmont, WV. A donation fee of $15.00 requested for attendance and light refreshments are served.