Pleased as Punch for THE SHADOWS!

Elsewhere CybilsGreat news! We learned today that Jacqueline West’s THE SHADOWS has won a Cybil in the category of favorite middle grade fantasy & science fiction. What are the Cybils, you ask? From the official Cybils website (where you can view all the winners), “The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles… [that] combined literary merit with kid appeal.” We’re so happy bloggers chose to give this great award to Jacqueline’s book!

We must also acknowledge Sandra Stiles, a blogger who runs the website The Musings of A Book Addict; Sandra nominated THE SHADOWS and posts loads of great reviews on her site. Thanks so much, Sandra!

And there’s more BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE news, too! THE SHADOWS is also a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category, and was named to the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list for 2011-2012. We’re so, so excited!

SpellboundOne last thing: As many of you know, Olive & company’s adventures don’t end in THE SHADOWS. There will be at least five volumes, starting next July with Vol 2: SPELLBOUND.  Here’s a look at the cover. Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

  1. There are fewer things that make me as happy as the Cybils, but Jacqueline West’s The Shadows is one of them. Such great news!

    Congrats Jacqueline! Congrats Chris!


  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Chris Richman, Shaun Hutchinson. Shaun Hutchinson said: RT @ChrisRichman: Huge congrats to Jacqueline West for her Cybil win for THE SHADOWS! […]


  3. I have THE SHADOWS on my night stand right now, looking forward to reading it very soon!

    Congrats to Jacqueline. And Chris!


  4. So, so cool! Congrats to Chris and Jaqueline–just picked this book up, and am now extra excited to read.


  5. Great news, Jacqueline & Chris! I loved THE SHADOWS and am looking forward to reading SPELLBOUND soon!


  6. Congrats! Im looking forward to reading the shadow before my trip to Italy.

    kind regards


  7. I asked what the Cybil was :)and I learned thanx!


  8. Through your blog I came to know about Cybils and also a great book ‘the shadows’ so that makes two very useful piece of information. Thank you so much for such an insightful blog!


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