Wish You Were Here: The Silver Birch Ceremony 7

May 16, 2014

 

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That’s me talking to 2000 screaming fans of books and reading! An author’s dream!

Hello from Toronto again, but this time from a fantastical place where authors are rocks stars and kids love reading with a frenzied passion and line ups for autographs from said author/rock stars snake around buildings. Yesterday was the Forest of Reading’s final climax: the ceremony for the Silver Birch Award in three categories, with my book, Nobody’s Dog, up for the middle grade (age 8-12) category (so excited for Robin Stevenson, who won for Record Breaker.) It’s been such a thrill to be part of this amazing program, one that celebrates readers and writers and libraries, and treats reading books as the adventure it should be.

Huzzah!

XO

Ria

7 comments

1 Maegan { 05.16.14 at 7:17 pm }

Eeeeeeek!!! So exciting!!! Ria we are so proud of you!!!!

2 Hannah Tunnicliffe { 05.16.14 at 7:43 pm }

Wow! So exciting. Can only imagine the rush and thrill of so much positive feedback for a job that is ordinarily so solitary. Very proud of you. Well done! x x x

3 Laura { 05.16.14 at 9:38 pm }

Wowza! That’s a lot of people. So exciting and fun! Congratulations again!

4 Ready, Steady, Procrastinate. — fork and fiction { 05.18.14 at 5:55 am }

[…] know we love our work, right? Have you been reading Ria’s postcards from her travels to Toronto? She’s been having the most *miserable* time eating perfect pasta […]

5 Coming Home — fork and fiction { 05.25.14 at 4:09 am }

[…] you get my postcards? What a trip we […]

6 Kjerstiye { 06.06.14 at 3:43 pm }

I am so proud of you. You are just amazing. I’m so proud to be able to say that you are my friend!

7 Wish You Were Here: Toronto…Again! — fork and fiction { 05.13.15 at 3:52 am }

[…] Forest of Reading festivities (check out last year’s amazing trip, and my enormous belly, here) because my novel, The Opposite of Geek, was nominated in the White Pine (teen) category. […]

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