Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Whitney Awards Finalist!!!

A Deseret bookstore manager contacted me last night to tell me that THE HEALING SPELL was chosen as one of the 5 Finalists in the Youth Fiction category for the Whitney Awards! I knew my book had been nominated, but the competition is pretty stiff so I didn't hold my breath to be chosen as one of the Finalists (although we ALWAYS hold our breath, hoping, wishing, dreaming, don't we! Human Nature!) and it happened!

I can't tell you how excited I am about this! I've been jumping up and down all day and emailing my family and friends!

It's an award that comes from colleagues as well as editors and publishers and bookstore owners in the LDS world, both small and large and mainstream press.

Go Here to see all the finalists in all the categories!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the committee this year for choosing THE HEALING SPELL!

Off to do more happy dances! Come join me!

I'm serving cake.



Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

Congrats! That's an awesome honor!

Colene Murphy said...

Amazing!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Julie said...

Just wanted to say congratulations on this. That was a dang tough category with lots of great books. Yours really did shine and it was a pleasure to read. Thank you for writing a great book.
And . . . you've got cake? Sweet! I'll be right over :)

Heather B. Moore said...

Congrats, Kimberley. I printed off the list of Whitney finalists and yours was the first book I read--yesterday. I really enjoyed it! Congrats! You're an excellent world-builder and I loved Livie's character.

Christina said...

I am dancing with you! You should see my high kicks. :-)
The book is wonderful - you deserve it!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Gosh, what great and supportive friends I have here! BIG thanks and hugs to Jessi, Colene, Kayla, Julie, Heather, and Christina for all your sweet words!

Love the high kicks, Christina - LOL!

And wow, thank you, Heather for the wonderful compliments. I'm honored that you chose my book to read first!

Julie - wowza on telling me my book *shone*!

Okay, can y'all tell I'm still giddy???

Hope I get to meet some of you at LDStorymakers in May!

Barbara O'Connor said...

That's awesome!!! Well deserved



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