I’m incredibly honoured to report that The Truth Commission won the Amy Mathers award for teen fiction at a fabulous ceremony in Toronto.
With the amazing Amy Mathers!
My agent, Hilary, and superstar author and publicist, Vikki VanSickle! Can you even stand how chic these two are?
Lynne, my Canadian editor.
Felicia Quon who is, bar none, the coolest person in Canadian publishing.
I’ve heard tell of the high level partying at the TD Canada Trust Canadian Children’s Book Centre gala. Turns out the stories were not exaggerated. There was a meatball station. Need I say more?
Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners and a huge thanks to those who made it all happen. A special thanks to the judges for the Amy Mathers Award. I will be forever grateful. And an extra special thanks to Amy Mathers for creating a new national award for teen literature. Those of us in the Canadian teen book world are fortunate to have such a champion.