Scout’s Honor was named as a Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Anyone who follows soccer knows that when you’re named Finalist, you came in second. In the book world, “Finalist” is good! Great, actually. I am humbled and honored that my beloved debut novel, the only tangible thing that kept me present, sane and able to function throughout the worst days of my life, was selected by the judges as a Finalist.