Monday, September 5, 2011

It's so nice to be nominated!

I haven't been blogging much lately - sorry about that! I haven't felt well for the past week, mostly with a headache that won't quit, and being on the computer doesn't help it, of course. Although this morning I did power through 1,500 words on a new project I'm really excited about.

I have things to talk about, things I want to say, but I have a feeling I'm going to have to limit my computer time for a while longer, until whatever this thing is decides to give me a break. (Please, let that be soon).

SO, making a list is an exciting thing for an author. And I have the chance to make a few of them, so I just wanted to say here, because I want the universe to hear me, I would love, love, LOVE to make the final lists of the following:

Chasing Brooklyn is a preliminary nominee on the 2012-2013 Missouri Association of School Librarians Gateway Readers Award.

Chasing Brooklyn is also a nominee for YALSA's 2012 popular paperback list - yay!!!

And finally, The Day Before is a nominee for YALSA's 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list. I Heart You, You Haunt Me made this list a few years ago, and it was such a great thing for my book.

Thanks so much to the librarians who helped me get on these lists, and if I don't make any of them, it was really nice to be nominated. Maybe I should go buy myself a cute dress to have as a consolation prize?


  1. Feel better soon. Congratulations

    I also nominated you for best author blog recently.

  2. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I think the weather has been messing with my sinuses, thus, migraines galore, so I totally understand how you feel.

    Oh, and by the way, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you win because you totally deserve to. :)

  3. Thank you so much, Marce!

    And thanks Lena - hope your migraines ease up soon. I think I may have had some weird virus, because my son is now sick. :(