SergeantCover-AwardDURHAM, NC -- Light Messages Publishing is thrilled to announce that A Sergeant in the House by children's author Betty Turnbull has won the Stars and Flags Gold Medal in the Children's Book category.

The Stars and Flags book awards seek to honor worthy, meaningful books with content about the military. In fact, Stars and Flags is the only national contest where the book content is required to have a military connection.

A Sergeant in the House, this year's gold medal winner for children's books (early childhood) tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone call brings the news that Lenny's father has been injured and is being sent home. When Lenny's father explains that this means he'll never become a sergeant, Lenny realizes that what he truly wants is his daddy--puppy or no puppy.

A Sergeant in the House recognizes the sacrifices of our nation's service men and women--and the burdens carried by their families. This heartwarming story is a salute to military families across the country, and a cheer for our nation's heroes.

"I am thrilled that A Sergeant in the House received this recognition," says author Betty Turnbull. "I see it not as a personal award but one that speaks for all of our military men, women and families. I am grateful."

In honor of our military men and women, children's author Betty Turnbull has partnered with Hope For The Warriors®, agreeing to donate all of her author's royalties from A Sergeant in the House. Hope For The Warriors® is an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Betty is available for guest posts, interviews, giveaway events and other promotions. A Sergeant in the House is available wherever books are sold. To request a review copy, please contact books [at] lightmessages [dot] com.




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