I have a few of our local writers to praise! And congratulate!
Carol Lynch Williams--her new book about a polygamist group, THE CHOSEN ONE, (due out in May) has already garnered advance praise from the likes of Meg Cabot. (Hey. I would so DIE from pure happiness if Meg Cabot liked something I wrote.)
Emily Wing Smith--her book THE WAY HE LIVED received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal's Teens Know Best YA Galley Group.
Kristyn Crow--her witty picture book COOL DADDY RAT was named a "2008 Blue Ribbon Book" by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
Sara Zarr--her novel SWEETHEARTS is a finalist for the 2008 Cybils, an award given out by the young adult blogging community.
And seriously, I also want to congratulate ANYONE who's writing regularly. Good job, people.