Last summer, AANMA invited young writers to weave a mystery story that was fun, spooky or thrilling – it just had to include asthma, allergies of any kind or anaphylaxis as part of the storyline. We received dozens of entries and our panel of judges chose one winner from three age groups.
Their winning stories are published in the winter edition of Allergy & Asthma Today. The first-, second- and third-place winners are published below.
Thank you to all of our young mystery writers!
- First Place: Jimmy And the Haunted Mansion, By Brennan Ison
- Second Place: James And the Missing Inhaler, By Jake Wagner
- Third Place: AANMA Mystery Story, By David Brennan
- First Place: The Mystery Of the Dark Figure, By Peter Roose
- Second Place: Allergy and Asthma Mystery Story, By Nicole Koefler
- Third Place: Robo-Coasters, By Collin Dawson
- First Place: The East Side Of Detroit, By Andrew Mikula
- Second Place: The Picnic, By Indygo Tabb
- Third Place: The Noise, By Daniel Zimmerman-Rodriguez
- Gary Fitzgerald – AANMA Managing Editor
- Savannah J. – novelist; nurse; asthma educator
- Dolores Libera – former Director of Publications, AANMA; mother of a daughter with asthma
- Maria Marchiano – lawyer; mother of two boys with asthma; member of AANMA Board of Directors