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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teatime and *Stars*!

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Hi dear readers!

I'm here in winter wonderland, having a spot o' tea (as Lil Dude calls it) and feeling happy about *more* good Queen of Water news... a second starred review, this one from Booklist! 

* "A moving, lyrical novel that will particularly resonate with teens caught between cultures." 
-- ALA Booklist

And we have official word that Queen is a Junior Library Guild selection... hooray! Maria Virginia and I are so, so grateful that all these nice things are happening with Queen... each bit of recognition helps get the book into the hands of more readers.

In the midst of this excitement of preparing for the book's release, I'm also waiting (nervously) for revision notes from my editor on The Jade Notebook.  And I'm still trying desperately to catch up with all the (very patient) friends I neglected over the last few months of being completely absorbed in finishing the manuscript.  (Sorry!)  Tea n cake times with Lil Dude have become more frequent... bright, warm spots in wintertime...
 

Mmmm....


Yummm....


Hip hip cheerio! (as Lil Dude says...)


Wherever you are, I hope you're staying warm and cozy...

xo
Laura