The American School Library Journal does their own version of March Madness every spring. This year, THE STORY OF OWEN went up against a non-fiction book called THE PORT CHICAGO 50, and Rachel Hartman (Seraphina, Shadow Scale), who I adore beyond all reason
, was the judge, and said some really nice things about my book
(I agree with her 100%, actually. Her line of reasoning is brilliant, and her decision is wonderful. The only thing that makes me sad is that Elizabeth Wein is the judge of the next round, and now I'll never find out what she thinks of OWEN. But that is a little thing, and not really super important.)
If any of you have read and posted about PRAIRIE FIRE, and I have somehow missed it (I have been traveling a lot, so my internet has been all over the place), let me know. Likewise, if any of you read it and review it on Amazon, THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. Um, unless you hated it, in which case never tell me. :)
I am off to Homer, New York this weekend for a writing workshop/book club event. It should be fun! I will get to drive a lot and sing and maybe come up with a plot for SPINDLE. Or something.
I am sure I'm forgetting something. It's very annoying. I have my food for tomorrow (aaaaaaah, work!), and I think
I've sent all the emails I need to? That's the dream, anyway. I want to watch THE CLONE WARS so that I can watch REBELS so that I can't be spoiled for it on tumblr accidentally.