Another Award Nomination for A Tulip in Winter

The “Early Buzz for A Tulip in Winter has continued to grow in the months since its release last spring. The latest exciting news is that the book’s illustrator, Lauren Soloy, has been nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award for the art she created for our picture book biography of folk artist Maud Lewis.

interior spread from A Tulip in Winter featuring illustrations by Lauren Soloy

As you can tell from the spread attached to this post — or if you have read the book — you will know how deserving Lauren is of this nomination. Her joyful illustrations that capture the flavour of the long ago Nova Scotia setting and so beautifully emulate Maud’s style couldn’t be a more fitting tribute to this artist who overcame such challenges to create her paintings.

Of course the other finalists are deserving too. Only ten more days till the winner will be announced!

Whatever the result, the program segment of CANSCAIP’s April meeting (by zoom) will feature “Lauren Soloy in conversation with Kathy Stinson.” I can’t wait to meet her!

If you’re a Member or Friend, I hope we’ll see you there. If you’re a writer or illustrator, professional or aspiring, what better time than now to join? Of course any time is a good time, as you’ll see when you check out what CANSCAIP is all about!

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Janet Barclay on March 20, 2024 at 3:54 pm

    This is very exciting, but not surprising it all! Congratulations to Lauren Soloy – my fingers are crossed for you.

  2. Kathy Stinson on March 20, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks, Janet. 😊

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