News of the bookish variety

So … yeah, as Andrew would say. We got the word that The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest, in the young adult category.

Since I put my home phone (and not my cell) on the contest entry form, the coordinator emailed me to tell us the news. This is maybe just as well, since for a few moments, I forgot how to type. On the phone, I would’ve been all: Dude, no way! (And really, I don’t think you’re supposed to refer to contest coordinators as dude.)

So, when I sent Darcy the news, I asked her for a squee. She saw my squee and raised me a woot.

Anyway, we’re stoked here at Geek Girl central, and check out the other YA finalists:

  • Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
  • The ABC’s of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
  • Spring Breakup by Stephanie Hale
  • Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills

That’s some fine, fine company to be in. Plus, I first met Tricia when we both were finalists for the Golden Heart waaaay back in 2003. It’s neat that both our debut YA novels are finalists together now.

(Oh, and to my horror, I’ve just done the 2010 – 2003 math. Oy. Apropos to yesterday’s post with Jasper Fforde.)


Filed under Friends, Geek Girl's Guide, Noodlers, Reading & Writing, RWA, YA

9 responses to “News of the bookish variety

  1. Congrats to you! It’s fun to be a finalist, huh?

  2. MJ

    Congratulations! Cool that you’re there with Trish!

  3. Charity, congrats to you and Darcy! I was excited to see your names on the list! This is my first-ever published YA final, so it’s really cool. Good luck in the finals.

    And yeah, wild that it’s been seven years since we met, huh? Time flies.

  4. I “wooted” on Facebook, and just now realized I hadn’t “wooted” HERE!

    So …. WOOT!!!!!

    No one deserves it more.

  5. Jenn

    Congratulations, that’s awesome!

  6. oh

    Wow! You must keep us (literally) posted on this! Better than the Oscars…congrats on nominations and we’re all cheering for you. (Yes, I love it when people I know, ok, or people I’ve heard of and blogged with, are nominated and have the op to win!) Onward!

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