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Well it's Groundhog Day... again, but I'm not posting about Punxsutawny Phil predicting an early Spring. Let's face it, he knew he was mittens if he didn't cough up some good news. No sirree Bob, my good news is book-related.

I got a lovely start to the day when I received an email from the good folks at SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), reminding me that my debut novel, Fur-Face, is up for a 2011 Crystal Kite Award in the regional division that includes: Pennsylvania; Delaware; New Jersey; Washington DC; Virginia and Maryland.

The award goes to the book SCBWI members vote their favorite from among those published by SCBWI members during the previous calendar year.

I must say it's kind of exciting to see my novel up there, competing with all those great children's books that debuted in 2010. It certainly inspires me to work even harder on Dead Doris. I want a rough draft finished in time for the Donald Maass workshop at The Write Stuff Conference next month, for which I hear there are still a few places available, if anyone's interested.

How's your day going? 




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sboydtaylor
Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, awesome! Didn't know you were up for an award. But I've been out of the loop so long, that's not a surprise.

Best of luck, man. :)
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
tracy_d74
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Whooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooo! That is AWESOME. I will eat an extra brownie in honor of your nomination.
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
karen_w_newton
Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed! Hard to type that way, but what the heck! -)
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
mylefteye
Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Good luck, mate!
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Michael :)
cathschaffstump
Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Best of luck, Jon. It's a great book.

Catherine
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Hooray! What a good way to start the day!
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
It was indeed. Thanks, Kelly :)
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jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
shoebrera
Feb. 3rd, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)


jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Lol, that bogwitch is a bad influence :)
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peadarog
Feb. 3rd, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
Hurray and good luck!
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Peadar :)
snapes_angel
Feb. 4th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Congratulations! (Yea, slow on keeping up with updates some times, but that's good news, really!)
jongibbs
Feb. 4th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Elizabeth :)
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