Friday, April 10, 2015

Cavalcade of Authors and some awards

What's been going on with me? 

First - I've been touring!

Cavalcade of Authors in Washington last month was incredible!

While I was there, Michelle Lane, the event coordinator, organized some middle school and elementary school visits for me which included dogsled races down the hallways of course. And lots of laughs.


This was my first Cavalcade and wow, what a day! The Cavalcade workshops were intense and full of magic - feeling the buzz of energy coming from all those enthusiastic readers.

There were 15 authors - what a thing to organize, yet they still made time for the little things like GIFT BASKETS!

my first ever GIFT BASKET waiting for me in hotel room! OMG!

I also had two personal assistants who took care of me - drove me around, made sure I made it to dinner, to my presentations, book signings, and to the airport! I don't know what I would have done without them!

A huge thank you to Michelle and all the brilliant organizers who made things run smoothly. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this.

Fun classes waiting for me to say something dog-tastic

B&N book signing - the line up went to the door!

Cavalcade of Authors book signing - where I learned what 1400 students in a gym sounded like

A treasured momento from Enterprise Middle school - all kids signed!

What's been going on PART TWO - 

Awards for ICE DOGS!

Children's Choices Book Award nominee with the CBC - you can go here to VOTE.
Ice Dogs is in the Grade 5 and 6 category!

Kiss the Book Top 50 List - Utah Librarians

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award - Maryland 2015 - 2016
Maine Student Book Award - Maine 2015 - 2016
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award - Vermont 2015 - 2016

And finally - PAPERBACK NEWS

Not every book automatically comes out in paperback. It's often determined by sales whether it will have a second release. So I'm extremely thrilled to announce:

Ice Dogs is coming out in paperback November 3, 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen!