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The John Campbell Award for New Writer

Something wonderful happened last week. In the midst of my disappointment at having to miss my east coast tour, a legendary author gave me an endorsement. Let me back up and explain. I am eligible to be nominated for the … Continue reading

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Finally, the Crimezone Award Trophy for Best YA Thriller has landed in the US!

It’s so beautiful, tall and dangerous, I love it. It’s also the first trophy I’ve ever won, let alone for my first book so I am very proud of it. Thank you, Unieboekspectrum in the Netherlands for your ethereal version … Continue reading

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Three Award Lists for Starters

THE INTERNATIONAL READERS ASSOCIATION Starters is on the 2012 IRA list of YA Choices. This is a great list of wonderful YA books chosen by teens and list is distributed to schools and libraries.  Starters was one of only three … Continue reading

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Nebulas Nomination Deadline!

For anyone who is eligible to vote for these awards, the nominations are due tomorrow!  I would like to submit my first novel, STARTERS, a YA dystopian (Random House Children’s Book, Delacorte, 2012), for your 2012 awards consideration. If you … Continue reading

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Easy vote for Starters for TeenReads – Do it Now

TeenReads tweeted today that Starters almost has enough votes to make the official nomination list! Please follow the link below to nominate Starters for the contest. You can nominate up to 5 of your favorite YA books of 2012. You … Continue reading

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Hypable nominates Starters as Favorite Debut Book – go vote!

Hypable.com nominated Starters as one of ten debut YA books for 2012! It’s a fast vote, you don’t have to vote for all the categories so you can get in and out quickly. Note that you can only vote once … Continue reading

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LAPL picks Starters as one of the 2012 Best Books for Teens

As many of you know, I am a big fan of libraries. I remember my mother introducing me to the public library before I was in school. She stood by a wall of books and waved her hand saying, “All … Continue reading

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Starters was awarded the ist Eselsohr in Germany

For more than 20 years, a German award has been given called the “its Eselsohr” for the best YA book of the year. The jury is made of teens from 13-16, boys and girls. I was absolutely delighted to learn … Continue reading

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STARTERS is nominated for the reader’s award in Germany

Starters was chosen by readers in Germany as one of their favorite YA books of 2012! This is a different voting contest and it ends in a few days. 1. Please go here: http://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2012/Kinder-Jugendbuch/ 2. You do not have to register, just look … Continue reading

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STARTERS Wins the Crimezone Award for Best YA Thriller 2012

I received some wonderful news via FB today that STARTERS has won its first award and a trophy! It was one of five finalists for the Crimezone Award for Best YA Thriller of 2012, an award given out in the … Continue reading

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