Exciting News!!!

Just found out that Ashes, Ashes has been nominated for a White Pine award, which is part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading school program. There are separate awards for picture books up through adult novels, and last year over 250,000 students participated.
This is one of the few awards where the students vote on the winner so I am particularly thrilled. Also I’m in the company of such YA literary giants as Kelley Armstrong, Don Aker, and Moira Young among others.
You can check out all 10 nominated YA books here

18 thoughts on “Exciting News!!!

    1. Thanks Donna! We don’t find out who wins until May so I am going to try and put it out of my mind.

  1. Congrats! 🙂 I can’t wait to read the sequel! 🙂 I bet all those kids who voted feel the same way!

  2. Congrats!! You are not only in good company, but this nomination is so well-deserved. Much success and fingers crossed for future successes to come!

  3. Much well deserved!! Spot on!! I’m really looking forward to the sequel. Speechless. CANT WAIT TO READ YOU AGAIN!!!!! 😛

    1. Thanks Kayla and Rocky, that’s really sweet of you! The White Pine has come and gone; Kelley Armstrong won for The Gathering but it was a blast to travel to Toronto and meet so many amazing readers. Ashes, Ashes has also been nominated for Saskatchewan’s Snow Willow which will be decided next year.

  4. I’m sure you’ve worked really hard to make it happen.Congratulations!!! It pays off!!! I know you have many more rewards to come, I just know it!!! Can’t wait to hear you again!!!! No one is as great as you, good luck with the nomination in Saskatchewan’s Snow Willow. 😛

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