Today I received a beautiful invitation from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in Toronto. Can’t say how honoured I felt to be receiving one. Remember back in July when “Bitter, Sweet” was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award For Historical Fiction For Young People? Well that award will be handed out on November 9th along with a few others—-Marilyn Baille Picture Book Award, and Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction.
Just to know that my book has been shortlisted for one of these awards really is reward enough. That may sound corny, but it’s so very true.
On November 9th you can bet I’ll be daydreaming about this wonderful celebration from home while those attending are sipping cocktails and eating d’oeuvres, and I will definitely be smiling when they announce the winner’s names.