I’m tooting my own horn here as I am very thrilled to have found out that Hugging the Rock was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book. Here’s the complete list. Congrats to all the wonderful books who made the list.
Thanks, Barb. This is a first for me in my career so it is very affirming. I guess it’s time for me to get out of my own way and get back to work.
Thanks. I’m still yaying around here.
Thank you. As a treat, I let myself have some donuts out of the vending machine. How sad is that? 😉
Thanks! Love that icon!
Thanks, Kim. One very happy camper here.
Excellent! Good for you!
Thank you. It was a much needed boost at just the right time, I can tell you that.
Wow, that’s excellent news! Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing in my joy.
Congrats! That’s awesome news.
Thanks so much.
Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for all the wonderful things happening with your book. Sending applause and whoops and hollars in honor of your amazing success!!!
Thank you, Linda Joy. And congrats to you for making the Quick Picks list. That is so cool!
That’s terrific, Susan! I’m very, very happy for you!
Thanks, Melodye. It really came at just the right time, ya know?
I sensed that. Serendipity, for sure.
Whoot! Whoot! Good for you, Susan! 😀
That icon is perfect! Thank you.
Yes, she’s my dancing-in-the-meadow-happy icon that I only bring out for special occasions. 😀
Wow! Congrats! That’s a wonderful honour for someone who is very deserving.
Thanks so much for sharing my excitement with me.
BIG congratulations, Susan, on this wonderful news! I’m so happy for you!
Thanks, Tracy. I’m running like the wind.
You go, Susan!! Let it all fly………………
Just saw the great news! Congrats! And here’s to many more titles from you gracing that list. 😀
Thank you for the kind wishes. Guess this means it’s time to get the rear back in the chair again, eh?
You could always write like Victor Hugo: standing up. 😉 Sometimes it’s creatively good to change your routine a little. (Then go back to the old ways immediately!)
YOU ROCK!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!!!!
Huzzah! I was a wee bit sad it wasn’t on the list of winners, but Notable Books is SPECTACULAR!
Thanks, Kelly. I wasn’t expecting it to be on anything but I knew it was on the discussion list for Notables. And I’m very happy about being on this list. I hope it will mean more exposure for the book. Sometimes that’s hard with a fall release so hopefully this will help. I don’t really know much about what it means to the life of the book but it sure is a swell feeling.
FWIW — it’s back to being faced on the “new releases” wall at my local B&N, with a nice amount of copies there. It had gone onto the regular shelf for a while, but it’s been back for 2 weeks. I hope that means it’s developing “legs”.
Ooh…that’s nice to hear. Although I love my indies, B&N has been very much behind me with this book. I had the launch at an indie store but since then all my signings have been at B&N.
Thanks, Tracie. I’ve not a clue as to what it means for the book but it is soooooo exciting!
Your book very much deserved this.
Thank you. I’m still a bit in “wow” mode.
Yay! What wonderful news! And what wonderful company! Congrats!
Thanks so much, and yes, wonderful wonderful company.
That’s awesome, Susan!!
Thanks, James. Couldn’t have happened at a better time. 😉
Yay, Susan! That’s fantastic news!!
Congratulations! VERY exciting news! Thrilling!
I hope this eases some of the pain of the past few months and helps get you back on track when it comes to the writing part of your life 🙂
Thanks, Kim. And yes. It makes the recent craziness fade a bit more into the background. I’m claiming 2007 as MY YEAR. 🙂 I appreciate your support so much.
What fabulous news!!! But ack! I missed your name when I read the list yesterday. I need to add you to my blog congratulations!
thanks so much for sharing and spreading the news.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful news!! Well deserved!!!
Thanks, Laura! Now I have more motivation to get back to work on that art project of mine. 😉
Thanks, I’m still jumping for joy.
and yipee yo yo too! I feel like zipping around screaming “I’m cuckoo for Coco Puffs”
CONGRATULATIONS Susan!!!!!! Hooray!!!
Good news all the way around!
Funny thing, if you hadn’t posted your news, I wouldn’t have found mine. 🙂
Congratulations! It’s so wonderful to see a book written with bravery and heart and love get such deserved recognition!
Enjoy the celebration!
Oh thank you so much for saying that. It really touches my heart. It was a tough book to write and I tried to give it up several times so it is nice to hear that the pain was worth it.
Congratulations! Toot away!
Thanks. Toot toot toot!
Woo hoo, Susan! Great news.
Thanks for woo hooing with me!
Congratulations!!!!!!! Dancing on the desk for you!!!! 🙂
Thanks Debbi! Nice dance….watch out for that ….. cup of tea … YIKES! 🙂
WOW! That’s wonderful news, Susan! I’d toot my horn about that, too!!! 🙂 I’m thrilled for you.
Thanks. It’s just starting to sink in around here. 🙂
Yay!!! Congratulations to you ~
thanks for tooting in tandem!
Have I congratulated you yet?
Many heart-felt congratulations. You … rock!
Thanks, Jo! I appreciate it. I know YOU know how hard we work in this crazy business. It’s really nice to be recognized for something that basically ripped my guts out and stomped on them a few times.
i wanted to let you know that I think your book is beautiful and has received a great award. I was hoping that you might receive something on the newb. list.
I have recommended your book a 1000 times over on several list servs. many congrats.
Re: Beautiful book
Bettina, thank you so very much for sharing my book with others. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I’m still a little bit in awe of the whole myself but very touched to have my story recognized by such an esteemed group. Thanks again.
Thanks for the add.
Your marketing rep gave me the advance reader copy at Texas Library association.
I love, love love it.
(ps- today must be full of good news… my friend Jenny just got a contract, and is awaiting bid from another house)
That’s great news! Congratulations, Susan.
Yay Susan!!!! I’m so thrilled for you! I hope this puts a little spring back in your step. I love your book, and it deserves this kind of recognition!!!
Thanks, Lisa. I’m doing much better now and this certainly helps. I appreciate your support of my book a lot.
Thanks! I’m still floating in my happy place.
one big YAY
Thank you. What a great looking icon!
Thanks, Cindy. I’ll float by on one cloud and wave at you floating by on that cloud of your own!
I got sidelined this week with some medical stuff and missed all of the fun! Super congratulations, Susan!!!
Thanks. Hope you’re feeling better. I’m bummed as we will not be able to meet at Asilomar. I had to cancel due to some family emergency situations around home – as in finding a new place to call home. Sigh.
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