I was thrilled to find out on Friday evening that COMPLIANCE won the Golden Leaf for best YA! (Thank goodness for twitter! I thought the awards were Saturday night.)
The award is given out by the New Jersey chapter of the RWA. I wish I'd been at the conference to collect the hardware, but alas. :(
This nomination and win were especially gratifying since COMPLIANCE is the middle book in a trilogy, and it's not exactly a romance... So, I was very pleased that the judges felt that a) it worked as a standalone and b) the romance elements were satisfying. (Worried me in a middle book.)
I had a friend accept the award for me and I'll have to get together with her soon to get my hands on it! I'll post a photo of the award once I see it. :)
In other good news, Compliance made the "Best Books" list put together twice a year by the Canadian Children's Book Centre!
Speaking of the CCBC, I was at the CCBC's awards last night, sponsored by TD Bank. It was a fabulous event and a great time to catch up with lots of author friends.
Here's a slightly blurry snap of me with author Adrienne Kress (also currently starring in a fun Chum FM commercial if some of you local Toronto peeps recognize her).