The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment by D. H. Timpko is among 20 books selected for 2021 Gertrude Warner Book Awards in Middle Grade Fiction's short list. The Gertrude Warner Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in middle-grade fiction. Finalists and winners will be announced in late June.
Timpko's novel is the second in her Firma Twins Adventure series, and she hopes The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment will be selected as one of the award's SF/F & Paranormal Middle Grade finalists.
Finalists will be announced June 25, 2022 at the Chanticleer Authors Conference. The Gertrude Warner Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).
Timpko has been a Broad for more than 12 years.
Interested in hearing more about The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment? Read KIRKUS REVIEWS:
"In this middle-grade adventure, a half-alien twin ends up surrounded by bloodthirsty creatures while searching for a powerful artifact. . . . Adults who have attended SF conventions will recognize the broad parody presented by the plot, as Timpko details author readings and dealers’ rooms. . . . This endearingly strange tale with entertaining SF elements highlights the value of different viewpoints."