I woke up this morning to a call from my favorite editor (@EditorK) informing me that The Rock and the River and I have won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. This is a huge honor in the world of children’s literature and I’m so pleased!
More on this to follow later today as I get it all figured out….and stop randomly shrieking. (The yappy dog that lives next door is not very happy with me for stealing his thunder. He’s responded to each of my “woohoos” with a resounding triple yap.)
In the meantime you can check out the list of award recipients here: