A Prize For Dangerously Ever After
I like blue ribbons. I can't help it; they look cool, especially when pinned to the jacket of a book. So I'm pretty excited that Dangerously Ever After has been given the 2014 Surrey Schools Picture Book of the Year Award. The coolest thing about this prize? It's judged by kids. 12,700 kids in the Surrey School District read ten picture books chosen by a team of crackerjack librarians and then voted for their favorite. It's a pretty amazing group of books by an incredible collection of authors. It was pretty fun just to have my book mentioned in the same breath, frankly. But here's the thing I like best of all. Dangerously Ever After is a book about a princess -- an unconventional one, but a princess all the same. To win this award, the book had to get a lot of votes from boys. There's a story going around that boys won't read books with girl characters. I'd like to think this award is proof that that ain't so.