This is very cool! Plus, two awards in one week ain’t bad, hey?! When winning the SSBA comes hot on the heels of receiving a Michael Prinz Honor Award, I’m a very happy author indeed! ;-)
The SSBA is an absolutely lovely award to win because it’s entirely voted for and judged by the readers themselves – made up of 35 different schools in the South of England no less! And what a fantastic award ceremony it was too! All of the shortlisted authors were in attendance, as well as hundreds of representatives from the various schools who were involved. I shall post some photos from this event as soon as they are sent across to me.
Here’s a link, so you can read more about it – http://www.ssba-online.co.uk/the_award/presentations/
But in the meantime, here’s a list of all the other (fab) shortlisted books that Stolen was up against:
The Toymaker – Jeremy de Quidt
Bloodchild – Tim Bowler
Grass – Cathy MacPhail
Saving Rafael – Leslie Wilson
This last book, Saving Rafael, was awarded the Highly Commended Award, and Leslie did such a wonderful reading of the book. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one and have a good read – sounds brilliant.
Anyway, photos coming soon. Just wanted to let you know.
I now have another lovely bit of crystal to stick up on my shelf! Wahay!
Wishing you fortune and frollicks,