Forrest Tuff Named Finalist for the
Georgia Author of the Year Award
Posted Mon, Jun 21, 2010 @ 9:00 AM
Forrest Tuff was named a nominee and finalist in the Children's Picture Book category during the 46th Georgia Author of the Year Awards. The ceremony took place on June 19th at Kennesaw State University. The Georgia Writers Association (GWA) announced their author of the year winners.
Forrest's new children's book entitled Things I Like 3-D (TIL3D) is a reversible picture book with 3D glasses and an audio CD. The colorful picture book can also be flipped over and read without 3D glasses. TIL3D has a simple sentence structure that offers a child-friendly method to encourage children to read using sight, rhyming, and single-syllable words.
"The inspiration for my book came from my daughters Jordan and Sydney," said Tuff. "They enjoy my imaginary characters and bedtime stories and encouraged me to become an author." Forrest coined the pseudonym Horrace Forrest and published TIL3D through Happy Hopes Books publishing company. Since its release, TIL3D has been in the DeKalb and Gwinnett County school systems.