Friday, April 8, 2011
My book Carnival Week was entered in the 2011 Royal Dragonfly Awards where it took Second Place in the Young Adult Category.
Among the praise it received from the judges includes:
"Plot was pertinent and interesting; conflicts were well-defined; teen characters were believable and teen readers will self-identify . . ."
". . . interspersing the song lyrics from the band worked to reinforce the deep emotions that young adults go through; very appropriate for young adults, definitely would read another book by this author."
-Sheila Donnelly, Royal Dragonfly Official Contest Judge
I want to take this moment to say thank you to the judges, to the contest, and to Cheryl Haynes, head of Future Word Publishing, who made the five year journey that became Carnival Week a reality.