This past week I was honored to receive the North Carolina Book Award for Young Adult literature. The lovely folks at the North Carolina School Library Media Association presented it during their annual conference in Winston Salem, NC, and I had the pleasure of speaking to hundreds of the attendees and signing copies of The Madman's Daughter. An enormous thank you to the librarians and teachers who nominated this book, and to the students who voted it into the top place.
This is a huge honor, and I'm so touched, and still can't stop smiling. Thank you!