TRAUMA QUEEN was nominated for a 2011 Cybils Award in the Middle Grade Fiction category! I'm super excited about this, especially because the nominator was Danielle Smith,who writes one of my favorite blogs, Theresabook.
You can check out the list of nominees here. The list closes October 15. Did your favorite books from 2011 make the list? Some of mine did, and I'm looking forward to reading all the titles that are new to me!
Also wanted to share with you some photos from a mother-daughter book club I attended last night in Sleepy Hollow, NY. I was so delighted that they launched their year with TRAUMA QUEEN, and thrilled to be invited. The girls and their moms were incredibly enthusiastic and sweet, and made me feel really welcome. Not only did we have a great discussion about the book, but we got to hang out a bit and share delicious home-baked goodies. I was blown away by all the Trauma Queen posters, and the girl who showed up in custom-made Trauma Queen monkey flannel pj's--with CHOCOLATE NIGHT written on the back! Too cute!