It’s a happy day! Actually, every day is a happy day, but today is even happier, with the news that Roses are Blue has been shortlisted for the WAYBRA Awards.
WAYRBA – the Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards – are readers’ choice awards, meaning that the shortlisted books are nominated by young readers, and then it is young rea
ders who get to vote for their favourite. These are my favourite kind of awards because just to be nominated mean that kids like my book. And, after all, the people I most want to like my books are kids – young readers – who I am writing for.
So hooray and huzzah for being shortlisted, alongside other wonderful books from around Australia and around the world. You can see the shortlist here.