The BBAW 2011 Short Lists are Announced—and Voting Begins

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's that time of year again—that time when book bloggers take a moment to stop and to honor the work that gets done out here by so many.  Pure love and countless hours define book bloggers.  Engagement with a larger community, conversation across time zones and geographies, and a chance to articulate and debate opinions are the rewards.  Friendships erupt and stay firm.

This year, as always, the list is rich, and now it's up to you to take some time and vote for the winners.  Winners will be selected by voting via Twitter or Google log-in at the BBAW site and will be announced during the week of September 12 - 16 against the backdrop of interview swaps, guest posts, and giveaways.  To see the short list, to vote for your favorites, or to learn more, go here.

I find myself on the short list this year, and I could not be more humbled or (at the same time) proud.  Proud to stand among these bloggers who, time and again, have reached out and made my life as an author brilliantly real and lastingly meaningful.  When the chips have been down—and yes, from time to time, they have been down—book bloggers have risen up, spoken out, and given my books and me a second life, a greater chance.  A huge thank you, then, to those who nominated me for the long list and to those who kept me here on the short list, and to those myriad bloggers, everywhere, who have made my world complete.  I am grateful.

Here are just a few of the categories you can vote for.  Please take the time to give all the bloggers on the list a real boost:


Wendy said...

Congratulations on making the short list, Beth - very, very well deserved :)

Lenore Appelhans said...

Congrats Beth! I always enjoy reading your posts :)

Mandy said...

It's so exciting to see you on that list! :) Congrats!

The1stdaughter said...

Congratulations Beth! I was so excited to see your name on the list, it's certainly a well deserved nomination!

Beth Kephart said...

I am so excited about this. Thank you, all of you!

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