I have been holed up in the writing cottage, writing, but so many people came knocking on that I crawled out, blinking, into the bewildering sunshine of February.
And found several nice honors waiting for me.
::reaches for inhaler::
Really? I had to check and double-check and yep, there it is. I am very honored that the kidlitosphere appreciated this story so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
But wait! There's more!
AND..... WINTERGIRLS is a finalist for the Audie Award, given for the outstanding audiobook of the year. (They have 28 categories, I think! Here is the whole list of nominations for the Teen list:
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, Narrated by Erik Davies, Listening Library
In the Belly of the Bloodhound, by L.A. Meyer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live
Mississippi Jack, by L.A. Meyer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live Audio
Peace, Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson, Narrated by Dion Graham, Brilliance Audio
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Narrated by Jeannie Stith, Brilliance Audio
We do love, love, love Brillance Audio here in the Forest.
AND..... WINTERGIRLS COMES OUT IN PAPERBACK ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.
::uses inhaler again::
Maybe I should hide from the Internet more often!
Naw. I miss you guys too much! February is almost over and I know we'll have lots to catch up on.
(Yes, I know I am breaking my own suggestions for a sort-of Blog Free February by posting all of this. But can you blame me? And in my defense, Ive been logging 18-hour writing days, which means if I apply my 20 minutes of writing time = 1 minute of blogging time.... ::fumbles for the F12 button to access calculator::, it means I have to go back to the cottage and write.)
::straps on snowshoes::
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