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.


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!