I just got an email tonight from a friend who mentioned that the CBCA shortlist is out. Putting down my pirates (the nib is splatting ink everywhere tonight), I had a quick look to see which friends are up there in all their glory. Some surprises, some well-deserveds, some omissions of my favourites, as will always be the case… and then on the Early Childhood Notables list – me! I had completely forgotten that The Flood would be up for this list. It’s written by Nigel Gray, illustrated by me and published by Windy Hollow Books. I wonder if they’ve noticed yet?
Anyway. I am thrilled to be in illustrious company, to have had a simple and sweet book be so noticed, and am full of congratulations and well-wishes for everyone else.
The Shortlists, Notables, Eve Pownall and Crichton lists can all be found here.
I have other news, but that will have to wait till tomorrow.