Just popping in to say I am delighted to announce that Bloodlines has been awarded a Storylines Notable Book in the Young Adult Fiction 2011. Tres Cool. In the same week, Bloodlines also turned up on the best sellers list.
Awards and best seller titles are interesting labels for writers. But, for many years, New Zealand has been producing the most amazing crop of brilliant books for children so that some excellent titles are left off various lists.
This weekend past I have been privileged to participate in a hui for NZ writers and Illustrators which then went on to be part of the Margaret Mahy Day and the Spinning Gold Conference. Sounds complicated but it was the result of dedicated authors and illustrators and members of the community creating a fantastic conference.