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January 18, 2010

I’m not gonna lie: yesterday was pretty sweet.

But since I’m still mostly incoherent with emotion, I’m going to use simple words and images to describe the day. (Warning: heavy exclamation point usage ahead.)

FLASH BURNOUT won the 2010 William C. Morris YA Debut Award. See the gold sticker on there?




I get a gold sticker!!!


For a complete list of the American Library Association award winners and honor books – including Portland’s own Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, whose book Diego, Bigger Than Life – won a Pura Belpre Award!! – go
here.


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BFF and Cupcake Queen lisa_schroeder apparently dropped everything to bake these and bring them to my house!!!


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My favorite publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – sent me these!!!


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My superstar agent – Jennifer Laughran – sent me these!!!


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After a long day of listening to me say, “Hey! Guess what!? My book won the Morris Award!!” my husband and son accompanied me to a celebratory dinner at The Charthouse.

Oh man, is it 6:30 already? I have to get ready for work!

A couple of last thoughts: when the book’s title was announced as the winner … people cheered.

(Chills/joy/tears)

At the awards ceremony last night in Boston, when they played my “Thank you for the nomination” video – which kind of stood in for an acceptance speech – people laughed in all the right places. (I’m so glad someone recorded the event and posted it online!!)

(Happy sigh.)

I will find out if I have permission to post that video here. It’s specific to the lovely librarians, but my one friend who, as I mentioned, actually likes to read all my interviews - hi, Anastasia! One of these days you're going to log in and leave a comment and I'm going to faint from shock! - would really like to see it.

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dawn_metcalf
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
YAY! Congratulations!! And here's a picture of your book at ALA Monday morning proudly displaying a fresh gold sticker! (I couldn't resist!)

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lkmadigan
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! Is that real??

Thank you for posting it!!!
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latteya
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Stephanie!!
kimberleylittle
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Wowza and HUGE CONGRATS!!!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kimberley!!
annemariepace
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
All so wonderful!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, AM!!
lisaalbert
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, again, Lisa!!! I want to see that video! :-)

That restaurant gave you a special menu? So. Cool!! And cupcakes, from Lisa! Your day was pretty awesome!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lisa!! Yes, if you call the restaurant early enough, they will customize your menu!
azang
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
So fantastic! Enjoy!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Angela!!
tamarak
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wuhooooooh!

Soooo happy for you, Lisa!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tammi!!
anywherebeyond
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
YAY YAY YAY! OMG, Lisa is AWESOME! You are awesome! Those flowers and cupcakes are awesome! This is all just so freaking awesome, I can't stand it! Congratulations!!!

Edited at 2010-01-19 03:34 pm (UTC)
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU, Edgar nominee!!!
tracyworld
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, happy day! What a collection of wonderful stuff, and I'm so very glad you shared it with us.
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy!!
ophelialaughs
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, and congratulations!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!
kgray7
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
So happy for you!! Love the menu! (and gold sticker!)
Kristin
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kristin!!
ext_222033
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE THE BEST!
OMG Lisa - I am so thrilled for you. HOW F-ing EXCITING! It is so lovely to watch terrific things happen to wonderful people :) :) :)

Ilene
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: YOU ARE THE BEST!
Thanks, Ilene!!!
courtneywrites
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Congrats!!!

What is the Morris Award winner doing now??

xoxo
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Courtney!!!

(The Morris Award winner is drinking coffee.) :-)
dlgarfinkle
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Huge congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Debbi!!!
davidlubar
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Beautiful post. Congratulations.
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, David!!
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