I'm never one to toot my own horn, but HONKITY HONK HONK, people!
PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT won the Beehive Award! WHOOPEE!
The Beehive Award is essentially the People's Choice Award for the state of Utah. Librarians pick the finalists, and then for a year readers have a chance to vote at public and school libraries. Each state has a similar award- Check yours out!
And so, while I am shamelessly flaunting my own awesomeness, in other award news:
SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW has been nominated for next year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award, the Minnesota state award. So, readers of Minnesota, beginning in the fall you have a chance to vote for SUN AND MOON! I find this terribly exciting, because as many of you know, SUN AND MOON is kinda my baby, and I love it when it gets attention. But also, let's think about it: Minnesota was pretty much settled by Norwegians . . . so could there be a BETTER book for them to nominate?!
And also . . .
PRINCESS OF GLASS is a finalist for the Utah Book Award! It's up against two very fine books, however, but at least I get to go to the fun ceremony in October! (The other books are PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White, and FORBIDDEN SEA by Sheila A. Nielsen.)
But now, some other news!
My awesome PR person over at Bloomsbury is helping me set up some book signing dates for TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE. The first one, the big launch, is finalized. I will be having a party at The King's English on October 15th from 2-4 pm. There will be refreshments, and readings, and prizes, and all sorts of goodies, so save the date! And more signings will follow, so make sure to keep an eye on the calendar on my website.
Big things, much excitement! But first I must return to work on PRINCESS OF THE SOMETHING SOMETHING NUMBER THREE!