Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

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!

Group 6-10

Group 11-14

Group 15-18

Our Judges:

  • 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