Royal Palm Beach resident and John I. Leonard English/journalism teacher Charysse “C.K.” Carter was among the winners of the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) annual President’s Awards given out Saturday, Aug. 9.
The awards are for the best books of 2013 and the first half of 2014 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States.
Her children’s picture book, The Castle Across the Street, was given the Silver President’s Book Award in the e-book category.
Carter employed her former newspaper student, Ricardo J. Rodriguez, to illustrate the book. They worked together again on a second book, My Silly Dog Gus, published by Carter in August. The two are currently working on a sequel to The Castle Across the Street.
Both books are available in school library catalogs and on Amazon.com in both paperback and e-book. For more information, visit www.ckcarterbooks.com.
ABOVE: C.K. Carter and newly elected FAPA President Mark Wayne Adams. (Left) The cover of The Castle Across the Street.