“We are happy to award deserving books like Rolly and Mac,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards. “Our panel of judges really felt this book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.” - MCA CEO
The Old Ones are out there, waiting, and trying to get back into our dimension. All that separates us
from them is a barrier known as the sieve. Thirteen-year-old Coriander Jones, her best friend Sam and
little sister Autumn are expecting another summer as usual at Camp Happy Haven, a rundown summer camp
subsidized for “lower income children.” But after the bus ride to camp turns into a battle for their very
lives, Coriander discovers she is part of a mysterious, centuries-old organization that defends our world
against the return of the “Old Ones.”
“A Home for Kayla was a very special project for me. We have always had rescues as pets, but our Kayla was probably the sweetest soul I’ve ever encountered. I hope you enjoy her story and will be inspired to visit your local animal shelter to find your own special furry friend.”
2016 Indie Book Awards winner
After saving the world at summer camp, Coriander and her friends head back for another year at Sabal Palm Academy, where the walls have ears, literally. When the oldest of the Old Ones comes calling, they face their toughest battle yet.
Bronze winner of the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) 2019.
My picture book manuscript, "Hemi the Fire Station Cat" was an RPLA winner (second place) for 2018.
"English's debut Novel, a darkly funny young-adult fantasy adventure."
- Kirkus Reviews
A native Floridian, Kim is the author of Coriander Jones Saves The World and the upcoming Coriander Jones On Assignment at Sabal Palm Academy. She lives in Southwest Florida with her family and her ever increasing number of rescue pets.
Kim is a graduate of Stetson University and the University of West Florida. Her favorite authors include Kurt Vonnegut, Madeline L'Engle and Flannery O'Connor. In her younger days, she showed quarter horses and was an avid member of 4-H. An animal lover, she is always on the lookout for a stray in need of a home and encourages everyone to visit their local animal shelter to find their next pet. Her newest release is about a rescue dog. Author's proceeds will go to a local animal rescue. She welcomes comments and questions and especially cute animal pictures. She blogs at blog.kim-english.com.
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (6 Years & Up) WINNER (TIE):— Indie Book Awards (@IndieBookAwards) April 29, 2016
A Home for Kayla, by Kim English, Illus. by Yis Vang (Peppertree Press)
Gold Award Recipient: Mom's Choice Awards, Childrens Book
2016 Indie Book Awards Children's Book 6 Yrs & Up A Home for Kayla, by Kim English, Illustrated by Yis Vang (Peppertree Press)
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist, Young Adult Fiction
2014 Finalist Red City Review Book Awards Finalist, Young Adult Fiction
2014 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards, Second Place Young Adult Fiction