Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I won!

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).


4 comments:

Charlotte Copper said...

Awesome honour and rightfully deserved!! Congratulations! Can't wait for book 3.

Veray said...

Congratulations!!!! I thought the book was great too! :)

Anonymous said...

Major congratulations!!!

Susanne

Maureen McGowan said...

Thanks Charlotte, Veray and Susanne!!

I was pretty excited when I found out.

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