Happy Monday, all! I just woke up to discover that my YA paranormal novel DRAWN is now the Literary Classics International Book Award Silver Award Recipient for 2012.
With entries from all over the world, the Literary Classics International Book Awards selection committee recognizes the top titles which exemplify excellence in children’s and young adult literature, thereby encouraging a passion for reading while promoting education, imagination and character in young readers.
I am so pleased to receive this honor. DRAWN is such a special book to me, and it means so much to have it recognized by others.
Across the board, this novel about an artist and her ghost has been earning praise from reviewers and from readers ever since its release early this year. In addition to this Silver Award, DRAWN has also earned “Best Book” and “Book of the Month” through Long and Short Reviews and has been rated “Top Pick” by the review site Night Owl Reviews. In one of this novel’s most recent reviews, BookLove 101 said, “Loved it all! … We’ve got forbidden romance, time travel, mystery, deception, heart break, and so much more! All put together to make one truly EPIC read! Five stars from me! I’d recommend this read to anyone!”
Thank you to the awards committee for singling DRAWN out for this award. And thanks, also, to my novel’s many readers who have taken a moment to share this book with others. I’m doubly honored by your support and by your thoughtful reviews.
Such great recognition for your work! Congrats again!
Thanks so much, Karma! 🙂
Marie, ooooh! Super exciting, Thrilled for you this book is getting such recognition.
Hi Marie!!! Fantastic!. You deserve all of the above!! Jeanne
Thanks so much, Jeanne, my fellow Rebel Writer. And thanks so much for all the amazing critiques you’ve given me over the years!
HUGE congratulations! Doesn’t surprise me — DRAWN is an amazing book, I agree it’s an epic read. So happy to see it (and you!) get the recognition it deserves!
That’s so sweet! Thank you, Julia.
Woo Hoo!!! That’s awesome! Huge congratulations to you!!!
Wow. You did good, Marie. Again. Congratulations!