We’re thrilled to announce that The Storyside’s own Stacey “The Goddess of Grammar” Longo has won the Preditors & Editors Best Young Adult Book of 2017 for her fantastic work in My Mom, MS, and a Sixth–Grade Mess.
Stacey is not only one heck of a storyteller, but she’s also showing her true colors; a portion of her earnings will be donated to the National MS Society! Check out this amazing book today!
Patrick’s in sixth grade, and he has problems. He and his best friend like the same girl, he has a big English project due and he hasn’t even read the book yet, and he has the sneaking suspicion that he might have a unibrow. Oh yeah: and his mom has multiple sclerosis. What’s a twelve-year-old to do? This book is part of a series written in an effort to not only help kids understand their parent’s MS diagnosis, but to help fundraise for the National MS Society. A portion of the proceeds from every copy sold is donated to this cause.
Stacey Longo is the author of Ordinary Boy (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify. Most recently, her novella “Brando and Bad Choices” appeared in Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Shroud, Shock Totem, and the Litchfield Literary Review.
She is a past Hiram Award winner, and was a featured author on the 2014 Connecticut Authors Trail. A former humor columnist for the Block Island Times, she maintains a weekly humor blog at www.staceylongo.com.