Foreword Reviews has just announced that POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has been selected as a YA finalist for the 2014 Indiefab Book of the Year Awards.   This is a really gratifying achievement.  The winners will be announced at the American Library Association conference in San Francisco in June.

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The world of publishing is especially crowded and competitive these days, what with the proliferation of new, small presses and self-published titles by the thousands vying for a reader’s attention.  That combined with the stifling reduction in book reviews and reviewers makes getting any national-level attention especially difficult–and especially gratifying when it happens.  I’m pleased to announce that POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has recently been nominated for a YALSA Best Book of the Year award and for the Printz Award as well.

And last week, the School Library Journal, a national publication, gave POLLY a truly glowing review.  Great news!

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