Children’s, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction

Marvin considers himself a very fast runner, perhaps the fastest in the school. So, when Principal Diddly calls for a school race to the drug store, Marvin plans to be the first at the finish line. But when the race begins and all the kids run like ants into the street, something happens that changes Marvin forever.
Unique to all the Magic Mommy Stories, “Marvin and the Big Race” begins with a tribute to motherhood and ends with a twist. The final thought will make parents and children want to snuggle up and talk about the message after the last page is turned.

Karin McCay is a 17 time Anson Jones Award winner, selected by the Texas Medical Association. Karin has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award 4 times and earned a Lone Star Emmy for her documentary on the first South Plains Honor Flight. She has also received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Tech School of Medicine. Along with co-anchoring the evening news in Lubbock, Texas, she is a medical reporter and regularly contributes health stories to her newscast and on the web at KCBD.COM. Since Karin and her co-anchor, Abner Euresti, are the longest running anchor team in the country, they have been featured many times in stories about friendship and longevity. The Lone Star chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented them with the organization’s Silver Star Award in 2009, recognizing Karin and Abner for more than 25 years of service in the industry. The two are also Ambassadors for the Children’s Miracle Network, having co-hosted that Telethon for more than 30 years. Karin is married to Bill McCay, a Lubbock County Commissioner, and they have two children, Morgan and Jacob.  When Morgan and her husband, Daniel, moved to Germany, Karin began mailing stories like this one to her grandchildren, Retief and Leizyl Ruby.