I have fun news to share. The Tukor’s Journey is a book award finalist in Reader Views Book Awards! ??? When I visit schools and meet with the students, I usually get asked, “What inspired you to write the book?” The Tukor’s Journey started when I was on vacation, playing a game, telling a story told out loud to kids in my life. And it grew from there. But what really kept me going throughout the storytelling adventure was the desire to encourage kids to realize that no matter their circumstances, they each have a powerful purpose and an important, amazing action adventure mission ahead of them. They are needed in this grand adventure called life. I’m excited by being a finalist, and my hope is strengthened to share this message with more kids.