Royal Palm Literary Award Semi-Finalist

After a very exciting and successful trip to visit my parents for Spring Break as well as have a book sales and signing, I came home to a notification that Within Emerald Forests (the first book in the crypto series) is a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA), a contest held annually through the Florida Writer’s Association for the published Middle Grade category.

More information to follow!

Book 1

Book 1

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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3 Responses to Royal Palm Literary Award Semi-Finalist

  1. Anna Hamel says:


    Have a great day – Anna


  2. crush11 says:

    Congats and well deserved! I’m halfway through Within Emerald Forests and it is a delightful story, full of wonderful imagination.

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