Out of nowhere I recently learnt that MBT Book 1: Foundling has been short-listed for the 2008 Festival Awards for Literature (winner to be announced at Adelaide Writers’ Week in March). Huzzah!
Other titles in the Childrens Literature Shortlist include (from a total of 212 entries):
- Home by Narelle Oliver (Omnibus Books)
- Don’t Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer (Omnibus Books)
- Macbeth and Son by Jackie French (Angus & Robertson)
- Danny Allen Was Here by Phil Cummings (Pan Macmillan)
- The Worry Tree by Marianne Musgrove (Random House)
Good news for us all and too for those authors making it in the other categories. It also means that my ANZ publisher Omnibus Books (my original publishers) have three of their authors in the short-list, so huzzah!s all round I reckon.
Also there is a MySpace now for MBT. It has been set up by my US publishers, Putnam. Being a novice to MySpace (dare I admit it) I am not sure yet what we'll do with it all but I hope I'll see you there sometime soon.
So things small and some what larger are afoot.