Happy author

Just received the news that PROM has been nominated for inclusion on the 2006 BBYA (Best Books for Young Adults) list!!

Can’t stop grinning…

48 Replies to “Happy author”

  1. Hi –

    Just wanted to congratulate you on this. I’ve been a big fan for a while, and somehow stumbled across this livejournal (which shocked me, to be honest). Speak was incredible and I’m looking for the movie right now. I can’t wait to read your future books because so far, I am very impressed.

    I hope Prom goes well. I really enjoyed it. It was suprisingly innovative for a book about prom-bound teenagers.

    – Joanna

  2. Hi –

    Just wanted to congratulate you on this. I’ve been a big fan for a while, and somehow stumbled across this livejournal (which shocked me, to be honest). Speak was incredible and I’m looking for the movie right now. I can’t wait to read your future books because so far, I am very impressed.

    I hope Prom goes well. I really enjoyed it. It was suprisingly innovative for a book about prom-bound teenagers.

    – Joanna

  3. Hi –

    Just wanted to congratulate you on this. I’ve been a big fan for a while, and somehow stumbled across this livejournal (which shocked me, to be honest). Speak was incredible and I’m looking for the movie right now. I can’t wait to read your future books because so far, I am very impressed.

    I hope Prom goes well. I really enjoyed it. It was suprisingly innovative for a book about prom-bound teenagers.

    – Joanna

  4. NICE! CONGRATS!

    OK, sorry to burst your bubble, but I found this:

    Here’s Y

    Y100rocks.com’s online petition to save radio station Y1– many have exceeded 34,000 names, but it won’t sway Radio One Inc., says Mary Catherine Sneed, its chief operating officer.

    “We’ve made our decision,” Sneed said yesterday.

    Through a series of moves last week, Radio One kiled the alternative-rock station, moved the hip-hop R&B station known as the Beat into the 100.3 frequency, and created a gospel station at 103.9 called Praise. Radio One aims at African American and urban audiences.

    Sneed said Radio One had gospel stations in other cities, including Atlanta and Richmond, Va. “Our research here lst year indicates that this is a format that does very well,” she said.

    Tom Taylor, who edits the trade publication Inside Radio, says: “The 2005 version of black gospel [as it’s known in the industry] is very hip. It’s not your great-grandmother’s old 78s of gospel-shouting taped live in a little church.” Though he thinks the format will take off here, he says Radio One’s challenge will be “convincing advertising buyers that the audience is valuable.”

    Praise is also inexpensive to produce; there are no disc jockeys.

    Sneed acknowledged that e-mail responce from Y100 loyalists has “been crazy. But where was everyone when Arbitron was asking them to fill out a survey?” she asked rhetorically about the ratings service.

    Sneed disagreed with an analyst’s estimate that Y100’s 2003 revenue was $13.2 million. “It wasn’t near that,” she said. “And in the past three or four years, ratings were going down, and so were revenues.” (Though Radio One is a public company, revenues for individual stations is closely held.)

    Sneed said Y100’s bright spot was the Preston and Steve morning show, whicu was third in town.

    Meanwhile, Y100rocks.com hopes another radio operator will leap into the alernative-rock breach in Philly. But that doesn’t seem imminent. Executives interviewed yesterday point that the alt-rock stations around the country are dropping off one by one. Still, a fan protest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at JFK Plaza, Philadelphia.

    PROTEST!!!!

  5. NICE! CONGRATS!

    OK, sorry to burst your bubble, but I found this:

    Here’s Y

    Y100rocks.com’s online petition to save radio station Y1– many have exceeded 34,000 names, but it won’t sway Radio One Inc., says Mary Catherine Sneed, its chief operating officer.

    “We’ve made our decision,” Sneed said yesterday.

    Through a series of moves last week, Radio One kiled the alternative-rock station, moved the hip-hop R&B station known as the Beat into the 100.3 frequency, and created a gospel station at 103.9 called Praise. Radio One aims at African American and urban audiences.

    Sneed said Radio One had gospel stations in other cities, including Atlanta and Richmond, Va. “Our research here lst year indicates that this is a format that does very well,” she said.

    Tom Taylor, who edits the trade publication Inside Radio, says: “The 2005 version of black gospel [as it’s known in the industry] is very hip. It’s not your great-grandmother’s old 78s of gospel-shouting taped live in a little church.” Though he thinks the format will take off here, he says Radio One’s challenge will be “convincing advertising buyers that the audience is valuable.”

    Praise is also inexpensive to produce; there are no disc jockeys.

    Sneed acknowledged that e-mail responce from Y100 loyalists has “been crazy. But where was everyone when Arbitron was asking them to fill out a survey?” she asked rhetorically about the ratings service.

    Sneed disagreed with an analyst’s estimate that Y100’s 2003 revenue was $13.2 million. “It wasn’t near that,” she said. “And in the past three or four years, ratings were going down, and so were revenues.” (Though Radio One is a public company, revenues for individual stations is closely held.)

    Sneed said Y100’s bright spot was the Preston and Steve morning show, whicu was third in town.

    Meanwhile, Y100rocks.com hopes another radio operator will leap into the alernative-rock breach in Philly. But that doesn’t seem imminent. Executives interviewed yesterday point that the alt-rock stations around the country are dropping off one by one. Still, a fan protest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at JFK Plaza, Philadelphia.

    PROTEST!!!!

    1. They own the radio station, so they can do what they want with it. No bubble bursting, just a tragic sigh.

      Since I’m feeling optimistic, I’ll predict that a new station is going to grow out of this nightmare and I’ll be able to stop singing to myself. My neighbors will be relieved.

  6. NICE! CONGRATS!

    OK, sorry to burst your bubble, but I found this:

    Here’s Y

    Y100rocks.com’s online petition to save radio station Y1– many have exceeded 34,000 names, but it won’t sway Radio One Inc., says Mary Catherine Sneed, its chief operating officer.

    “We’ve made our decision,” Sneed said yesterday.

    Through a series of moves last week, Radio One kiled the alternative-rock station, moved the hip-hop R&B station known as the Beat into the 100.3 frequency, and created a gospel station at 103.9 called Praise. Radio One aims at African American and urban audiences.

    Sneed said Radio One had gospel stations in other cities, including Atlanta and Richmond, Va. “Our research here lst year indicates that this is a format that does very well,” she said.

    Tom Taylor, who edits the trade publication Inside Radio, says: “The 2005 version of black gospel [as it’s known in the industry] is very hip. It’s not your great-grandmother’s old 78s of gospel-shouting taped live in a little church.” Though he thinks the format will take off here, he says Radio One’s challenge will be “convincing advertising buyers that the audience is valuable.”

    Praise is also inexpensive to produce; there are no disc jockeys.

    Sneed acknowledged that e-mail responce from Y100 loyalists has “been crazy. But where was everyone when Arbitron was asking them to fill out a survey?” she asked rhetorically about the ratings service.

    Sneed disagreed with an analyst’s estimate that Y100’s 2003 revenue was $13.2 million. “It wasn’t near that,” she said. “And in the past three or four years, ratings were going down, and so were revenues.” (Though Radio One is a public company, revenues for individual stations is closely held.)

    Sneed said Y100’s bright spot was the Preston and Steve morning show, whicu was third in town.

    Meanwhile, Y100rocks.com hopes another radio operator will leap into the alernative-rock breach in Philly. But that doesn’t seem imminent. Executives interviewed yesterday point that the alt-rock stations around the country are dropping off one by one. Still, a fan protest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at JFK Plaza, Philadelphia.

    PROTEST!!!!

  7. congrads and snow

    There seems to be a number of fans that are truly happy for the nomination. However this fan is most proud of you and your efforts to give readers what they want….good reads.

    Little boy in the woods

  8. congrads and snow

    There seems to be a number of fans that are truly happy for the nomination. However this fan is most proud of you and your efforts to give readers what they want….good reads.

    Little boy in the woods

  9. congrads and snow

    There seems to be a number of fans that are truly happy for the nomination. However this fan is most proud of you and your efforts to give readers what they want….good reads.

    Little boy in the woods

  10. They own the radio station, so they can do what they want with it. No bubble bursting, just a tragic sigh.

    Since I’m feeling optimistic, I’ll predict that a new station is going to grow out of this nightmare and I’ll be able to stop singing to myself. My neighbors will be relieved.

  11. They own the radio station, so they can do what they want with it. No bubble bursting, just a tragic sigh.

    Since I’m feeling optimistic, I’ll predict that a new station is going to grow out of this nightmare and I’ll be able to stop singing to myself. My neighbors will be relieved.

  12. oh, that’s fabulous! I’m truly excited and I can’t wait to read it!

    Also, I know you said you always want to hear reader reactions to your books, and so with that in mind, I figured I’d point you to the post that I wrote the other day after I read Speak for the second (but really the first) time. It’s a complicated and personal post that really doesn’t comment on the book directly, but really the whole post itself is my reaction to it. Basically I just wanted you to know how deeply that book moved me and touched me at the exact moment I needed to read it.

    Thank you for that. Here’s the link to my post. And thank you.

  13. oh, that’s fabulous! I’m truly excited and I can’t wait to read it!

    Also, I know you said you always want to hear reader reactions to your books, and so with that in mind, I figured I’d point you to the post that I wrote the other day after I read Speak for the second (but really the first) time. It’s a complicated and personal post that really doesn’t comment on the book directly, but really the whole post itself is my reaction to it. Basically I just wanted you to know how deeply that book moved me and touched me at the exact moment I needed to read it.

    Thank you for that. Here’s the link to my post. And thank you.

    1. Wow!! I posted a response on your LJ – today’s entry (or maybe yesterday’s) – not the post you linked to. (Sorry – this LJ stuff is still new.)

      Thank you so much!

  14. oh, that’s fabulous! I’m truly excited and I can’t wait to read it!

    Also, I know you said you always want to hear reader reactions to your books, and so with that in mind, I figured I’d point you to the post that I wrote the other day after I read Speak for the second (but really the first) time. It’s a complicated and personal post that really doesn’t comment on the book directly, but really the whole post itself is my reaction to it. Basically I just wanted you to know how deeply that book moved me and touched me at the exact moment I needed to read it.

    Thank you for that. Here’s the link to my post. And thank you.

  15. Wow!! I posted a response on your LJ – today’s entry (or maybe yesterday’s) – not the post you linked to. (Sorry – this LJ stuff is still new.)

    Thank you so much!

  16. Wow!! I posted a response on your LJ – today’s entry (or maybe yesterday’s) – not the post you linked to. (Sorry – this LJ stuff is still new.)

    Thank you so much!

  17. Congratulations! Prom (and you) definitely deserve the BBYA nomination. I, for one, will be recommending it left and right when we get it on the shelf (although our copy hasn’t shown up yet….hmmmmm….got to look into that).

  18. Congratulations! Prom (and you) definitely deserve the BBYA nomination. I, for one, will be recommending it left and right when we get it on the shelf (although our copy hasn’t shown up yet….hmmmmm….got to look into that).

  19. Congratulations! Prom (and you) definitely deserve the BBYA nomination. I, for one, will be recommending it left and right when we get it on the shelf (although our copy hasn’t shown up yet….hmmmmm….got to look into that).

  20. Congraulations! not that you probably haven’t heard enough of it right? but it wouldn’t hurt to hear it again. You deserve it. Great job!

  21. Congraulations! not that you probably haven’t heard enough of it right? but it wouldn’t hurt to hear it again. You deserve it. Great job!

  22. Congraulations! not that you probably haven’t heard enough of it right? but it wouldn’t hurt to hear it again. You deserve it. Great job!

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