Howland’s book was one of eight titles named category winners last month.
Seven authors were honoured at the Writers’ Trust gala, as the organization announced the winners of this year’s literary awards at a gala in Toronto on Wednesday night.
The winner of the $75,000 (U.S.) prize will be announced on December 1.
The annual competition celebrates mountain literature.
The winners will be announced on November 14.
The 10 nominees in the Blue Spruce category (JK–Grade 2) include Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes by Mahak Jain and Anu Chouhan, ill. (Annick Press) and Meena’s Mindful Moment by Tina Athaide and Åsa Gilland, ill. (Page Street Kids).
The winners were announced at an October 12 gala.
The 14 winners will be announced on November 16.
The awards recognize regional authors and literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains.