I am temporarily cool

Okay, so the Newbery committee passed on me again. (What were they thinking?) All is not lost though because for the very first Whitney Awards ever, one of my books: How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend is a finalist. Yes, I made it in the young adult category. Better yet, Stephenie Meyer and Shannon Hale’s books are in different categories and thus not competition for me. But alas dear reader, the bad news is that I’m still up against four other books, two of which I believe were NYT best sellers. Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians) and Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) so I doubt I’ll win. Still it’s nice to be a finalist. I’ll actually be in Utah for the awards ceremony on March 22nd so I guess I’ll have to go and it will be just like the Oscars where you see the losers graciously clapping for the winners when you know they really want to cry. I had better take a bunch of chocolate (back up happiness) with me.

Too see all the books listed you can check out the Whitney Awards site at http://whitneyawards.com/finalists.html


I am temporarily cool — 23 Comments

  1. Janette! That is fantastic news!
    I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you, it will make typgjgjdjing nad waldjskkd toggofuchgh, butgh itg wislsls bbe owrth it,.

  2. Don’t take too much chocolate, I heard that if you eat 20 pounds of chocolate it will kill you(I may have to watch myself….I think I gotten dangerously close.)

    AND Janette, I always thought you were cool!

  3. I’m with you, enjoying the moment because I feel sure I won’t be the one winning the award, but its so fun to be here! And I plan to applaud twice as loud when you do in fact take first! Good luck.

  4. Janette, I’m nominated in the same category as you, and I just about soiled myself when I found out I was in company with the likes of you and Brandon and Brandon. I’m still pinching myself because I admire you guys so much.

    (So, when you win, can I eat the chocolate?) 😉

  5. Pause. Rewind. Play.

    Okay! So that’s the LDStorymakers thing (the thing that I unhappily missed last year). Is the award ceremony public? I’ll have to see if I can go to the conference… I never pass up an opportunity to bask in the glory of an author.

  6. 1) I may volunteer to test that chocolate hypothesis–you know, depending on how the day goes and

    2)Yes the Awards dinner is open to the public but you have to buy a ticket for dinner. If I’m remembering right, they’re 26.00, so apparently it’s going to be something yummy.

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