Hooray and hurrah! And all the other celebratory noises, too. I am happy dancing like crazy here, with the news that Worse Things has been named on the CBCA Notables list for 2021, in the Younger Readers category. Knowing that the judges deemed my book worthy of this honour is an amazing feeling. Biggest congrats to the amazing Sarah Davis who is responsible for the amazing cover art – and the internals too! I still can’t believe she illustrated one of my books.
You can see the full notable list here. One of the nicest things, for me, is seeing so many of my creator friends – authors and illustrators – also with books on the list. I can’t name them all because I might miss someone out, but it’s especially lovely to be on the list, in the same category, with my two special writer buddies Claire Saxby and Sue Whiting (who, incidentally, also each had a second book on the list in other categories). We have been friends for a looong time, but never imagined we would all appear on an a list like this at the same time. Congratulations ladies!
Here we are celebrating – although I must confess this photo is a few years old. We are currently in three separate states, and not sure when Covid will allow us to be together again. Thank goodness for Zoom!
Here’s to good friends, and to our books, and to the CBCA who runs the awards – and to you, my readers!