Thursday, April 3, 2014

CCA Grant and other news

So much news for you! 

Audio Rights:

We've sold the audio rights for Ice Dogs to audible. It's going to be made into an audio book! 

Grants:

I've just received the good news that I've won a significant writing grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts! I can't tell you how shocked I was when I opened that letter. It's a wonderfully validating feeling to be selected. 

I also won a smaller Writers' Reserve Grant from the Ontario Arts Council last month. I've been very very fortunate this year.


Awards:

This fancy thing came in the mail from Junior Library Guild and made me all sorts of happy




Reviews:

Latest professional review for Ice Dogs came in - 

“Emotionally satisfying and insightful, this story has staying power.” — Booklist


Skype visits:

I've done over 40 Skype visits with classes all over the US and it has been a wonderful experience. Some feedback:

Terry was fantastic. She shared invaluable experiences with the kids about being a musher and author. — Mary Lee

The kids are still talking about it! — Christina Moline

What a wonderful experience for the kids! They were completely engaged as were the teachers. Terry left time for questions and it was clear from the questions that the students had learned a lot. — Mrs. Wainwright, Boxford MA

Mrs. Johnson hooked my class immediately. She shared funny stories, showed equipment, read from her book, and talked about writing. By far the BEST Skype lesson my class has done. — Amy Wilson

Here's one teacher's blog post with photos - Donna Young said my visit was one of the best she's had the pleasure to be part of. 
Awww! Thanks, Donna! Loved meeting your students!



Students shared their stories with me too. Here's a pet dog story: 

"My dog eats whole packs of crayons and then poops all different colors."

A dog who poops rainbows - Awesome!


Photos:




5 comments:

Catherine A. Winn said...

Congratulations on EVERYTHING! This has been an exciting and rewarding year for you so far and I couldn't be happier because you deserve it all.

I know the kids love the Skype visits--wish they were doing that when I was in the classroom!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you've had an amazing month!! Congratulations. All those Skype visits would wear me out.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Congratulations Terry Lynn!!
You've earned the applauds!
All the best,

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Great news! Canada seems to be very generous with money for the arts. It was a Canadian grant that allowed the short film based on my We Hear the Dead to be made. (Although I had to bow out as screenwriter and let a Canadian do it. No problem. Wasn't going to let my citizenship interfere with the film getting made!)

I really need to move Ice Dogs up on my TBR list. I wish summer would hurry up and get here!

Dawn Simon said...

Congratulations! So much wonderful news!