PenCraft Award


Isabella’s trip to the 2018 PenCraft Awards in Lumberton, TX on November 10th was featured in the Business Journals.  Isabella was honored with four outstanding authors for her literary accomplishments.  To read the full article, click here.

Isabella Murphy is the author of “From Dark to Light,” a book she wrote as a 5th grader. A couple of years later, Isabella’s book was published by Pink Umbrella Publishing. Her delightful book, beautifully illustrated by Natalia Perez, caught our eye and won 1st place for the PenCraft Award in the category of Children Books. Since the release of her book, Isabella has been an inspiration to other writers both young and old.

This talented young author’s writing demonstrates an astonishing understanding of what life is about in her allegorical book about a pumpkin that struggles with darkness, the desire to be recognized, sibling conflict, and the desire to be loved. Isabella Murphy’s creativity, writing skills and steadfast marketing of her book should be an inspiration to all writers who have a story to tell, but just haven’t had the drive or the patience to write it.

Isabella Murphy’s life is exciting, but a bit hectic. Friday evening, November 9th, she will attend a school function in California and, on Saturday morning, November 10th, board a plane and fly to Texas to attend the PenCraft Award ceremony. At the ceremony, Isabella will be available to answer your questions and reveal more about her fascinating life as an 8th grade published author.



Blog Tour

I had the wonderful opportunity to share From Dark to Light with book bloggers from all around the US (and one in the UK!)  Thank you to everyone for your reviews!  I hope the book brought you and yours just as much joy this fall season, as it has for me.  Check out their reviews in the links below.  Happy Halloween!

Katie’s Clean Book Collection

Beach Bound Books

The Readers Salon

The Book Corner

The Little Reading Corner

Over 40 and a Mum to One

San Francisco Moms

Texas Girl Reads