Wednesday, November 7, 2012
At nearly the same time I learned that author (!) and blogger Danielle Smith, pictured here to my far left, had nominated Small Damages for a Cybils Award in Young Adult Fiction. Moments later, Florinda Pendley Vasquez, whom Danielle and I are flanking in this BEA photo, wrote to let me know that she cast a write-in vote for Small Damages in the YA Fiction category of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
I feel enormously blessed by all of this, but mostly I feel blessed by such friendships. Those are what carry us through, on the good days and the lesser ones. I never lose sight of my fine friendship luck.