March 27, 2006

SCARY: A Book of Horrible Things for Kids Nominated for ForeWord Magazine's Juvenile Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Hey, wild! My little debut book has been nominated for ForeWord Magazine's Juvenile Non-fiction Book of the Year. That's very exciting! And I know it's what all the losers say (or so the joke goes), but I feel happy just to have my book nominated. It's the first nomination my (first) book has received for anything. And I especially liked it after I read what was on their site about the award: "If your books expand a reader's world, introduce a voice society needs to hear, offer practical knowledge where none existed before or simply entertain so compellingly that all distractions fall away as the reader turns the next page, they should be submitted for the Book of the Year Award."

So I definitely look forward to the winners, and sure, I hope I'm one. But I was happy with the slew of good reviews the book received. I didn't even think past that. This is just great news.

joaquín ramón herrera writes for children, adults, and other humans found elsewhere in the continuum of development. He is also an illustrator, musician, and surprise protagonist. If you have found his glasses, wallet, or keys, please contact him here.

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