In a week that continues to be unreal, Life in Outer Space has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year 2014, Older Readers. In the children’s publishing departments where I have worked, there’s a bit of a tradition on shortlist day, of poring over the CBCA website while undertaking multiple refreshes as the announcements roll out. As an editor, it is always exciting to see a book you’ve been involved with being recognized; I can’t describe how cool, and wonderfully overwhelming it is to see my book up there too.
Giant thanks to the CBCA judges, and to my amazing Ampersand publishers at Hardie Grant Egmont. And, a heartfelt congratulations to all the other notable and shortlisted authors! Looking forward to catching up on some reading between now and the August Book Week announcement…
Congratulations on your nomination for CBCA. I have just bought your book – looking forward to reading it.
Thank you very much! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Hi Melissa, just wanted to let you know – I Ioved the book! I gave it to my son who is a WoW playing mumbling 16 year old who is also called Sam. He started it last night at about 6pm and read it way too late into the night because he liked it so much. Lisa
Hi Lisa – thank you, that is really awesome to hear! So pleased your Sam is enjoying it 🙂