Are you ready for my BIG NEWS?
This is officially a Big Freaking Deal. As in, I hyperventilated when I heard. The Carnegie is the equivalent of the Newbery Award in the UK. Take a look at the other authors on the list. Neil Gaiman! Terry Pratchett! Julie Hearn!! I am agog to be in their company.
I am agogging still in New York City. Yesterday was Penguin Day, which included meetings and lunch with my Viking editor, Joy,
I also spent a big part of the day with my daughter, Stef,
who will be running in the half-marathon with me tomorrow.
We got shirts!
And now I will scurry about and try to get more work done before the giant pre-race pasta fest with Deb Sloan and her running crew.
P.S. Yes, that is the British paperback cover of CHAINS, above.
P.P.S. Congratulations to one of my favorite bookstores, Wild Rumpus Books, for being named the best children’s bookstore in Minneapolis!