I had a lovely email from my publicist at Tricycle who shared this very nice news with me:
Hugging the Rock has won a place on VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Magazine¹s Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers. It will be announced and published in their February issue.
I am doing a big WOOHOO here at work and scaring all the engineers.
Tell those engineers to get out their kazoos and woo-hoo with you!
That’s fantastic news!
Thanks. You’d think by now my co-workers would be used to all my craziness but nooooo.
YAY!! They have excellent taste!
Why thank you!
Isn’t it just?
Congrats! How wonderful!!!
Most lovely! Go you!
I’m a going. I’m a going.
And well deserved.
Thanks, Cindy! Love to see the dancing icon.
Well, now there’s a lovely gift for your Christmas stocking! Congratulations…it’s well-deserved.
Thank you and yes, I feel the timing with the holidays was pretty darn perfect.
That VOYA issue should be online soon.
thanks. I’ll keep my eye out for it.
and thank YOU!
and hip, hip even. thanks
YaY!!! Wonderful news!
Thanks. I think so too! 🙂
thanks for sharing in my joy.
Woohoo indeed! Congrats.
Woohoo!! Congrats! 😀
That is well-deserved recognition! Congratulations!!!
Thanks, Brandie. I know you know how much this means to me.
I’m woohoo’ing right along with you! Congrats!!!!
I thought I heard an echo in here. Thanks for shouting out with me.
The very coolest. Thanks!
Susan! That is FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!
I’m so happy for you, my friend.
Thanks, Kim. I love being able to share good news
that is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
That’s wonderful, Susan! Congratulations!!! 😀
YAY! I’m not at all surprised, since your book effing ROCKS, but I’m so, so happy for you. (And take that, engineers!)
Well I can be surprised enough for both of us. 🙂
And yeah, that THAT engineers. (I’m about to start a 2.5 week vacation – yahoo!)
I’m still spinning.
Whoa, Susan, that’s big. CONGRATULATIONS and here is to seeing Hugging the Rock on many more list besides!!!
p.s. adding a big old WHOHOO to yours btw…
HUGE congratulations on that wonderful news. And I’m glad you scared the engineers; my mate is one, and that breed benefits from a good shot of WOOHOO now and again.
Five hours is most definitely huge. Congratulations, Susan. Keep on working hard and that habit will be yours!