Award on the Journey Home

By Richard Mineards   |   May 17, 2022
Carpinteria’s Hal Price (right) and Michael Bayouth win major national book award

Carpinteria’s international bestselling children’s author Hal Price and entertainment artist Michael Bayouth have gained national recognition as winners of the inaugural Bedside Reading Book Cover Award for their children’s rhyming verse chapter work, A Heart’s Journey Home. “It has been a magical experience working with such an amazing talent like Michael,” says Price. “We first met for lunch in Carpinteria in May 2016, and since then we have created two international bestselling children’s books. I’m excited this award recognizes Michael’s unique talents in design, layout, art, and character development!” 

Book sales also support their designated charity of choice, The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. Nearly 70 national authors submitted their works. The competition received more than 6,000 votes.


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