World Fantasy, Moonbeam Awards, Birthday Book Giveaway

This past weekend, I attended and volunteered for the World Fantasy Convention, which was practically in my backyard. In addition to catching up with and meeting various writer friends, I enjoyed the panels and the readings. Congratulations to the WFA winners, especially Ellen Datlow (Lifetime Achievement) and Sofia Samatar (Best Novel).

While I was at World Fantasy, my YA novel BEREFT received the Bronze Moonbeam Award (in the Mature Issues category). Unfortunately, I could not be at the ceremony. Thanks to the Moonbeam Award Committee and to the fellow winners, which include fellow Tiny Satchel Press author Lisa R. Nelson.  More about the awards is here).

Finally, today is the last day to enter my GoodReads Book Giveaway for SKIN DEEP MAGIC. The contest ends tomorrow–my birthday! The winners will receive an autographed copy of the book in the mail.

“Bereft,” my YA novel, won a Bronze Moonbeam Award!

The 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards were announced yesterday. The Moonbeam Awards are about, “Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Reading

Bereft placed third in the “Young Adult Fiction-Mature Issues” category–the Bronze Medal.

My publisher, Tiny Satchel Press, also had another win: Drifting by Lisa R. Nelson won the Silver medal.

Writing is such a solitary pursuit; it’s great to get recognition every now and then.

moonbeam-silver and bronze medals