2015 Texas Book Festival Author:   

​Old Town Elementary First Grade Students 

New officers for The 2017 Authors and Illustrators Roundtable: Chair: Susan Kralovansky, Chair Elect: Jesscia Lee Anderson
Counselor: Patricia Vermillion, Counselor Alternate: Amy Louthan, Secretary/Treasurer: Christi Diggens

Texas Chili? Oh My!" received a 2015 citation from the the San Antonio Conservation Society’s Publications Awards Committee. The society’s president  Sue Ann Pemberton noted, “our sincere appreciation for a work which furthers the purpose of the Conservation Society: to preserve Texas History and to educate the public with knowledge of our inherited values.”

TEXAS NEWS: The best in Texas: Texas Institute of Letters nominees named: Finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters awards for 2014.. The Institute recognizes literary achievement in Texas literature. H-E-B/JEAN FLYNN CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD ($500) Sherry Garland, illustrated by Layne Johnson,Voices of Pearl Harbor (Pelican Publishing); Xavier Garza, Maximilian and the Mystery of the Bingo Rematch (Cinco Puntos Press); Patricia Vermillion and Kuleigh Smith, Texas Chili? Oh My! (TCU Press)