Bidding went fast and furious at the VCFA WCYA auction as Tim Wynne-Jones hammered down a healthy $6100+, all of which go to The Fund For VCFA and scholarships for students in the Writing For Children and Young Adults program. Special thanks to Julia Brown for creating the wonderful THANK YOU, VCFA video, debuted on the auction website, and to Will Brown to prepared the auction catalog, organized the lots, and assisted Tim on the stage. Thanks also to VCFA Director Of Development Kelly Lamb, whose hard work and preparation made the signing and auction a reality.
A happy group of alums including Kelly Bingham, Lisa Doan, Shenaaz Nanji, Kelly Bennett, Helen Hemphill, AnneMarie O'Brien, Lyn Miller-Lachman and yours truly gathered at the VCFA campus last Saturday for the first annual AMR signing. Many books were sold (I sold out of my picture book bio Soar, Elinor!) and a fine time was had by all.
Kirkus (Kirkus!!) has awarded a starred review to Dianne White's soon to be released Blue On Blue! We've said it before and we'll say it again-- we can't wait for Blue's debut. And Dianne-- keep those stars coming!
Jandy Nelson's third novel, Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise, the YA story of three kids, a missing dad and a new girl who turns everything upside down, sold to Dial. YAY, Jandy!
And last but absolutely not least a huge hip hip hooray for the Allies In Wonderland who graduated yesterday! Welcome brand new alumni!