Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My editor called today to let me know that Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer has been nominated as an ALA Best Book For Young Adults!!!!!!!

Holy Cow!! I really can't even convey my excitement. You can see the list of nominees (so far) and the previous years' winners here. I think the way it works is that librarians continue to nominate books throughout the year and then a committee narrows the list down to a final 80 or 90ish titles next January at ALA Midwinter, and also creates a top 10 list of titles. To the lovely, marvelous librarian(s) who nominated me: thank you, thank you, wherever you are. You have made my heart happy. And my brain too.

Thank you!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY LAINI!!!! I am so happy for you - what an incredible achievement! Congratulations!!!! I'm so so so so so happy for you. And I can say that I think that that librarian was absolutely right - the book is wonderful. Well done, you!

love, megg (blogger and I are still fighting!)

Marilyn said...

Wow, congratulations, Laini!!

[a} said...

OOOOooohhH! Congrats! That would definitely have been one of MY wildest dreams come true! I'm thrilled for you!! :D

Left-handed Trees... said...

Not to say "I told you so"...but, I'm not at all surprised given what I know about this book! I cannot wait to read it...and neither can my girl--she has a thing for faeries as you know (thank you-thank you-thank you).
Love,
D.

ArtsyMama said...

That's awesome! CONGRATS!

Cheers
Kari

Little Swing Fairy said...

Laini! That is sooooo Cool! Congratulations!

Now...if I can only get you to go on a book tour of Holland, my happiness will be complete!

Lori

jennifer said...

Congrats Laini! We are soooooooooooo happy for you! yay!!!!!

Disco Mermaids said...

This is awesome! Can't WAIT to read it!!!

-Robin

davesap said...

Congrats, Laini. Well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm following my brother's comment! Laini, this of course is absolutely no surprise at all. Blackbringer IS a total juicy masterpiece from start to finish and this is sure to be only the first of many, many more nominations and awards. YOu're going to get so tired of it eventually that you'll be like, "oh god! Not anotherone? ugh!"
-Alexandra
(Marvelous Madness- cann't log in for some reason-maybe your blog is prejudice against the shingles-inflicted)

Amber said...

There's a line in the new Modest Mouse album in the song "Fire it Up" that goes "...grabbed a book and read the cover. It honestly was beautifully done." See? Even Modest Mouse knows you're going to get that ALA award! Not only is the inside awesome, but so is the cover - and that's what'll get the kids and ahem, older folk like me, to pick it up off the shelf.

Congrats!

Jolie said...

A big HUGE congrats and hug.
~Jolie

Amber said...

Shut UP!! That is so exciting! I am so happy for you Laini. Good things happening for a good person. Yay!

:)

ceanandjen said...

A big wonderful congratulations to you! :-)

tinker said...

Congratulations, Laini - and Hooray for librarians with good taste!

As for your secret identity, the knife between your teeth sounds like just the right touch - though I think a cape and mask (maybe something feathered?) is definitely called for in the wardrobe department. Kids are so funny - what a great answer she had for you.
Don't be afraid - if your writing here is any indication of your speaking abilities, I'm sure you'll do great!

tinker said...

Oops! I combined my comment for the post below - with this post! Oh well, the sentiment's the same - congratulations!

AnnieElf said...

Awesome. Lots of HuZaaah's for you.

kelly rae said...

woooooHoooo! yes! so excited for you laini! looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

Jone said...

Woohoo...you go girl!! I am relishing the book. See you tomorrow.

Sijbrich said...

Congrats! You sound very happy, as well you should be.:-)

Frida said...

Fantastic Laini!!!! Well done and well deserved, may many, many sales be abounding.
x

Disco Mermaids said...

Yippee-kai-yay!!! That is very, very cool. And even better...much deserved.

I also saw the article about you in the latest Writer's Digest. You are definitely an author to watch!

- Jay

Kim G. said...

Woo-hoo! Big things ahead for you - I just know it!

Patry Francis said...

There's a happy heart here on Cape Cod, too! You are on your WAY, and I'm going to be saying I sat in your kitchen!!! (For some reason, blogger won't let me access your blog from my computer so I have to come here via Ted's computer.
Blogger is being very sneaky and persnickety these days.)

Mardougrrl said...

Oh, that is SOOOOOO wonderful Laini! I am SO happy for you! I am positively heartful of gladness. You are beyond wonderful and I cannot wait to read this book!

EEEEEE!

paris parfait said...

Bravo, Laini! Fantastic news!

deirdre said...

Congratulations!! This is just the beginning.

Sam said...

Congratulations.
That's HUGE!!
Can't wait to read it!
sam

Novel Nymph said...

Geez Laini, this is fantastic. And your book is about Faeries...luscious!

Novel

Maddie said...

oh Laini!

Congratulations!


Of COURSE it was - i knew it would be when
i read the review:)

hugs!

Sarah Beth Durst said...

Congratulations, Laini! That's so fabulous!

I can't wait to read your book!

- Sarah

Rampian said...

You're a shoo-in for the ALA Best list. Congrats!