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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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lorrainemt
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Look at those scrumptious cupcakes and the fancy menu and all those gorgeous flowers...and--wowza!--the gold sticker on your cover! You deserve it all, dear Lisa! I'm so thrilled for you.
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lorraine!!
lurban
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
I was in the room and I was cheering along with everyone else. HOORAY! and Congrats!!!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
You were in the room?

LUCKY!!

Thanks, Linda. xo
jessicaburkhart
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I was SO excited for you when I read the news. Yaaay and congratulations!! :)
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jessica!!
deenaml
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU, LISA!!!!!!!! TEENS LOVE YOUR BOOK, TOO!!!!!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Dina!!
sbennettwealer
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
/pets your gold sticker and covets one of your cupcakes/

/And CHEERS!!/
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
*hands you cupcake*

Thank you, Sara!!
carriejones
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Dude, I could write this to you a million times but I am so freaking happy for you! SO HAPPY! You are made of awesome sauce and you totally deserve this! YAY YOU!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
*gasp*

The NYT-bestselling author Carrie Jones is here, congratulating ME!

It's a daisy chain of GRATZ!!

robinellen
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
WOW -- so amazing...not amazing that you won, however -- just the cool treats and flowers :)
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Robin!!
jessica_shea
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Lisa! And what beautiful flowers!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jessica!!
literaticat
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
I AM STILL DANCING!!

xo JL
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yay!
kellyrfineman
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Your book looks GORGEOUS with that sticker on it! And seeing your name on the the Chart House menu made me teary-eyed again. I'm so thrilled for you!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kelly!!
sookie06
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
You did not just win!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!
*super happy dance*
This is awesome. I am so happy for you!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Maria!!!
jennifer_j_s
Jan. 19th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
That sticker looks so pretty on your book. Congratulations!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jennifer!!
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lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn!!
debbieduncan
Jan. 20th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
I managed not to wake everyone up when I cheered for you yesterday early in the morn'. (But my dog looked pretty happy too.) Sooooo exciting! Thanks for the pics. Never forget yesterday!
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Debbie!!!
bostonerin
Jan. 20th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Oh, your cover looks lovely in gold!!

*smooches*
lkmadigan
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Erin!!

*snogs*
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