Shipwreck Island is a nominee for the 2018 Grand Canyon State Reader Award.
Movie news! Both THE COMPOUND and THE FALLOUT have been optioned for film by producer Grant Curtis (Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3, The Great and Powerful Oz, etc.) French and Japanese rights have sold for THE DETOUR. Legendary has optioned film rights for THE DETOUR. Audiobook rights for THE DETOUR were sold to Tantor. Turkish rights to THE COMPOUND were sold to Pegasus Publishing. THE RAFT wins the 2015 Connecticut Nutmeg Award! article about the European school visit trip: http://www.hypable.com/sa-bodeen-guest-post-detour/ THE RAFT wins the 2015 Missouri Truman award! THE RAFT wins the 2015 South Carolina junior book award! Shipwreck Island named an Amazon Best Book of August. Interview about Shipwreck Island: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2014/08/01/author-stephanie-bodeen-shares-her-desert-island-picks/13463359/ Shipwreck Island is review of the week: http://www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_26210482/shipwreck-island-adventure-awaits-stranded-family The Raft is a finalist for the 2014-15 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award. The Raft is a finalist for the 2014-15 Truman Award in Missouri. The Raft is a finalist for the 2014-15 Connecticut Nutmeg Award. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/12/21/2960468/lit-fest-aims-to-bring-community.html An entire community will be reading The Compound.
Got a new book deal! Sold The Detour ( bestselling teenage author is kidnapped) to Feiwel and Friends in a 2 book deal. Pub date of Fall 2015.