Saturday, August 12, 2006


A friend just informed me that my book, THE FORGING OF THE BLADE, has been nominated for the Children's Literataure Association of Utah's 2007 Beehive list.

What's especially cool is that these books are nominated by kids, so needless to say I'm sending out BIG LOVE to my young readers in Utah!

The really cool thing is that until last November, this book was very close to being written off as going nowhere fast. It had been out for over a year and had less than impressive sales. Then the Texas Librarians nominated it to TLA's 2006-2007 Bluebonnet list and now this Utah list.

I'm beginning to think of this book as "The Little Chapter Book That Could."


Chari-Dee said...

I'm sorry to post this here, but I don't have your e-mail and wanted to let you know that the contest entries are all posted on one blog post over on the book blog. Thank You So Much for letting us do this!!

Chari-Dee said...

And DOH!!!! How awesome is that news!!! Congrats on the nomination!!!

dee said...

Well, this news doesn't surprise me at all. You know that there is a group of very enthusiastic young readers out in VA that can't wait until the 17th, right?
Forging of the Blade totally rocks, btw!!