Some good news in the last week or so: starred reviews! Thanks so much to the thoughtful readers at Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. I probably don't have to spell out the value of reviews like these for a book like mine. Look for the complete reviews on my website soon (once the issues are "out there").
Meanwhile, check out my interview ---Tennerview really---with Elevensies' Shawn Goodman (Something Like Hope, Delacorte). Elevensies is the Live Journal community of 2011 debut authors, following the tradition of the Debs and the Tenners.
Faith, the Children's Book Reporter, interviewed me on her blog as well. Check it out---fun questions!
Also, congrats to wonderful Caroline, who won Swati's ARC of 3RR from Midwinter ALA over on www.swatiavasthi.com. Hope you enjoy it!
So, what did we do to celebrate? My husband asked what kind of wheat-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free celebration I would like. (I know, I know, darn sinus infection!! You picked the wrong time to mess with me!) I couldn't think of a thing, but he suggested our new favorite restaurant, which has rice noodle dishes and vegetables that are crunchy and brightly colored. My kids love it because it's right next to Game Stop---everybody wins.
What's a good mid-week celebration in your house?
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