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May 2024

Roll for Initiative has been nominated for the 2024-2025 South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award List! The nominees for this aweard were chosen for their quality and potential popularity with children by a panel of educators and librarians. The goal of these awards is to encourage students to become enthusiastic, discriminating readers.


April 2024

Roll for Initiative was nominated for the Sunshine State Reader Award list! According to the SSYRA website, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. 

March 2024

Roll for Initiative has been nominated for the 2025 Nēnē Award. The Nēnē Award is Hawaii’s Children’s Choice book award. Each Spring, Hawaii’s fourth through sixth grade students vote for the best book they have read from a list of 30 nominees compiled by a group of public and school librarians.


January 2023

I had the best time on the Raised on DnD podcast! I really enjoyed getting the chance to to sit down  and chat about our families, Dungeons and Dragons,  and ROLL FOR INITIATIVE. You can check it out here:, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

December 2022

Roll for Initiative was named as on of Kirkus's "Best Middle Grade Books of the Year!" Check out the full list here:

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