Press Room

Welcome to our Crickhollow Books / Crispin Books press room, a resource for media, bookstores, and others interested in the latest Crickhollow/Crispin news. [Page in progress; we’ll be adding links to more releases shortly.]

May 14, 2015.
Crispin Books of Milwaukee, Wis., is pleased to announce that Odin’s Promise has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Midwest Book Award for Children’s Fiction. The 25th Anniversary Midwest Book Awards has recognized the debut book by Wisconsin author Sandy Brehl as an outstanding middle-grade novel published in 2014 in the Midwest region. Click here for the full press release on Odin’s Promise.

November 6, 2014.
Hattie’s War, a story of a girl in Milwaukee near the end of the Civil War, has just been released. The historical novel for middle-grade readers, which touches on veterans’ issues as the returning soldiers, many needing long-term care, come home from the war, is by sisters Hilda and Emily Demuth, co-authors of Plank Road Summer and Plank Road Winter, two connected historical novels also set in southeastern Wisconsin in the mid–19th century. Click here for the full press release on Hattie’s War.

October 3, 2014.
The Dazzling Darkness, a supernatural novel for adult readers set in Concord, Massachusetts, wins a bronze medal in Supernatural Fiction in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Author Paula Cappa plans to go to Miami in November for the award ceremony, which occurs simultaneously with the Miami Book Fair. Click here for the full press release on The Dazzling Darkness.

May 13, 2012.
Jingo Fever, a historical novel for middle-grade readers, exploring bullying and widespread prejudice to ethnic German-American heritage in World War I in the Upper Midwest, is nominated for a Book of the Year Award in Juvenile Fiction from ForeWord Magazine. Click here for full press release.