Awards

Books that are Story Monster Approved are chosen by a panel of youth judges.
Nickerbacher is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards®
Nickerbacher chosen as the Best of the Year by Family Review Center
Family Review Center awarded Nickerbacher the Gold Award prior to Best of Year
Nickerbacher won the Purple Dragonfly award in several categories.
The Feathered Quill Award was given to Nickerbacher
The Royal Dragonfly Award was given to Nickerbacher in several categories
Nickerbacher is a winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards
Literaryt Classics honored Nickerbacher with the Seal of Approval
Nickerbacher is an Amazon #1 Bestseller
NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards is an outstanding community for writers.
The new cover of Nickerbacher with the Amazon #1 Bestseller badge.
Ages 7–10 Juvenile Fiction – Early Chapter Books

Chapter Book

A dragon pursues a dream. 

A princess supports a cause. 

A prince struggles to maintain status.

Nickerbacher is a dragon who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. Along the way, he encounters magical characters, develops a genuine camaraderie with a prince and princess, and paves the way for equal rights.

Nickerbacher is an Amazon #1 Bestseller, the recipient of the Feathered Quill Book Award – Gold, Literary Titan Book Award – Silver, Bookvana Awards winner, Beverly Hills Book Awards winner, Literary Classics International Book Awards – Gold, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Gold, Book Excellence Award – Finalist, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards – 1st Place, Reader Views Literary Award – Classics,   

Top Choice Book Review Award – LitPick, and the Wishing Shelf Book Award – Gold.

Nickerbacher's original picture book was a big success.

Ages 4-8 Juvenile Fiction - Picture Book

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a 1st place winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, BlueInk Review’s #1 Best Book, Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval, CIPA EVVY Award - Gold, Family Review Center Best of the Year, Mom’s Choice Awards- Gold, National Parenting Publications Award, and Readers’ Favorite International Book Award – Gold, Writer's Digest Awards - 1st place.


Nickerbacher's book is Story Monster Approved. 

From the teacher/coordinator: “The expressions on the character’s faces really help to facilitate the story and personalities of the characters. The kids and I enjoyed reading this. We shared some good laughs.” From one of the student judges: “Everything was perfect! I loved it! It was awesome!”

Othere works

A talented little turkey named Anamazie dreams of cinematic stardom while leading the Wattle View School Marching Band in the small town of Gobbleville. After a few hard knocks, she gets discovered and becomes one of the biggest stars in Gollywood's motion picture history.


Gollywood Here I Come! taps into current pop culture trends of TV shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the public’s fascination with celebrities. At its heart, the story leaves young readers with the positive message that you can do anything if you work hard and never give up.


  • See what it’s like to make a movie.
  • Work well with others.
  • Inspire friends.


Gollywood, here I come! is a success story through the eyes of a young turkey. Take a journey from the small town of Gobbleville to the glamour of Gollywood, as Anamazie becomes a child star. For more information, please go to gollywoodland.com

The fantastic, award-winning cover of Gollywood, Here I Come! illustrated by Mattia Cerato

Amazon #1 Bestseller

Practice makes perfect

Nickerbacher practices his routine in front of a mirror with a brush as a microphone.

The Message of Nickerbacher

Nickerbacher is a dragon with a dream. While all the other dragons in his family have grown up to guard princesses and travel with wizards, Nickerbacher wants to be a comedian. Papa Dragon isn’t too crazy about this idea and reminds him of his dragonly duty.


This heartwarming bestseller story shows how Nickerbacher and Papa Dragon learn to see the other person’s point of view and understand each other. Reading the story of Nickerbacher will show children the importance of getting support from the people they love. And to be bold when others might be scared.  After reading Nickerbacher’s story, kids will learn the value of being themselves while still respecting their parents.

Love of Reading

Today’s children are busier than ever. They spend all day at school and some are part of an extended school day due to their parent’s work schedules. When they’re not at school, they are involved in sports, church and other activities that leave them very little downtime. It’s no wonder that few children take the time to read for pleasure. In order to make that happen, bestseller books must be compelling with strong characters that kids can relate to.

It's no Joke

Nickerbacher loves to make the other people laugh. In fact, he enjoys it so much that he wants to make a career out of being a comedian. He practices his routine on Princess Gwendolyn with great success. She roars at his antics, especially the imitation of his papa. Laughter is music to Nickerbacher’s ears and compels him to create more funny material.

Father and Son

Nickerbacher and his father have a close relationship. And even though Papa Dragon knows his son will eventually make his own choices, he wants Nickerbacher to have a traditional job so he can be secure. Papa Dragon is old fashion, while Nickerbacher desires to break new ground. Their love grows even stronger by the end of the story because they learn to truly understand a viewpoint different from their own.

Minute to Win it

Today’s children are involved with many after-school activities, sports teams, and the latest video games. For kids to voluntarily read books, the story has to be compelling and believable. The characters have to face challenges to overcome and learn to make decisions for themselves. Nickerbacher has a big decision to face and we'll be routing for him all rthe way.

You be You

This book is aimed at helping kids understand that it’s okay to be yourself. Find your own truth and honesty will get you far in life. It also includes the theme that differences make us unique. Not being the same could be an asset and that could change the world for the better.

Enjoyment +

Nickerbacher will inspire kids of all ages to dream big! They'll be sure to benefit from his extraordinary qualities and laugh at his silly jokes in one of the best dragon books for kids.