Eddie Price wins Gold Medal in the Mom’s Choice Awards “Best Picture Book” Category!

Congratulations to Kentucky author Eddie Price won his second Gold Medal for “Best Picture Book” in the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards. Little Miss Grubby Toes Plays with Fire! follows in the footsteps of the series’ first book, Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!accompanied by a new children’s program with the new book!

These include: Reading, Q&A, Coloring sheets, Singing, and Puppet Show!  GREAT for libraries and schools. Choose from a variety of programs: 

  • “Little Miss Grubby Toes Plays with Fire!” (Great fire safety lesson.  Little Miss Grubby Toes flunks her quiz–kids have to help her!)
  • “Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!” (includes a PowerPoint slideshow “Bees and the Good Things They Do For Us.”)
  • “How a Children’s Book Happens.” (Grades 3-adult–audience learns about how children’s books happen–and watch one built before their very eyes!)

Eddie has presented historical programs and has TWELVE programs listed at his website Eddie Price Kentucky AuthorIf you would like a children’s program for your library or school system, please contact Eddie Price at eddieprice.1954@att.net. 

When do you decide to share the OUTBACK writing with others?

When do you decide to share the OUTBACK writing with others?


I waited until the OUTBACK book was half completed—about eight chapters. These chapters are rough and very general in creative language. My goal was to give a bland idea of the plot, character action, and historical content. If this was enough to inspire others to ask questions or want more, then the creative embellishments would be much easier.

For the first novel, I had my wife read it. She is very thorough and not a reader. Needless to say, she only read it once, and wasn’t excited. My next version was much more polished and the reader had decent feedback.

By the Beta Reader stage, all sixteen chapters had been edited using Fire Up Your Fiction: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Stories, written by a colleague, Jodi Renner. Her book was a great resource for a newbie or established writer. I went chapter by chapter and was critical of what I’d written. Trimming excess really makes a difference when creating a fast reading fiction book.

Read the full OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters, Conversation with the Author