I just found out that I am the recipient of the Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature
, Oregon’s one and only literary fellowship awarded to a writer of young adult books! I have been applying for this fellowship for years. Unbelievable!
The best part? It’s for my work in progress, a manuscript called Jewel of the Valley
that I had resolved to finish revising this month. Hopefully this will help it get sold. And the grant money is nice as well. Perhaps a little bauble to mark the event?
Thanks so much for indulging my brag session. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a document to open…that is if I can stop shaking from excitement!