The Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators has a new award in town - The Crystal Kite!
The Crystal Kite is a peer voted award for any published book during 2010 by a SCBWI member.
Books are broken down into 15 regions of the entire WORLD!
The Healing Spell is in the region that includes Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico - about 75 books in all.
Yes, yes, yes!!! My book made the finals! I'm truly STUNNED. I couldn't believe it when Google Alerts threw the link at me on Saturday.
"What?!?" I cried! "How can this be? Nobody knows who I am."
There were SO MANY more well-known authors and books on my region's list.
If you're a member of SCBWI and voted for my book, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I'm so honored and shocked and delighted and humbled.
And don't forget to vote again for your FAV of the Finalists for your region! Voting ends Friday, April 15th and winners will be announced on April 30th.