Local Author Deborah Burggraaf Wins Awards

Deborah Burggraaf with one of her award-winning books.

Author and retired middle school teacher Deborah Burggraaf received two medals for her recently released books, Josie On Shadowridge Drive and Corky’s Travels, at the Florida Authors and Publishers Awards (FAPA) President’s Books Awards ceremony at the Hilton Palace Disney Springs Resort in Orlando on Aug. 3.

Josie On Shadowridge Drive received the Silver Medal for Best Cover-Juvenile and Corky’s Travels was also recognized with a Silver Medal for Best Cover-Juvenile category.

Matthew Lumsden is the illustrator and graphic artist for both of these children’s books. Lumsden has also previously been recognized with Burggraaf for two, award-winning books, The Noodle Club and The Lovebug Connection, which have both been well received by parents and educators.

Learn more about Burggraaf’s books at www.dburgg.com.