Friday, April 19, 2013

Nomination!

I am so excited to share with you, my Goldstone Wood Imps, that Starflower has been nominated for the 2013 Christy Award for Visionary Novel!

I am so excited! Click here to see the rest of the nominations. You will notice that Daughter of Light by Morgan Busse (who was featured here on the Goldstone Wood blog just a few weeks ago) was also nominated! So a big congratulations to her as well, and to all of these talented authors. I am honored, humbled, and very excited.

And I think I'm going to wear . . .

Ooooh, I know! But I'm going to keep it secret.

18 comments:

The Writer of Dream Things said...

Congratulations, Anne Elisabeth! I adored Starflower, and it definitely deserves its nomination!

Christy Maurer said...

Congrats! I absolutely loved Starflower! I can't wait to read Dragonwitch!

Hannah said...

Weeeeeeeee! Moonblood was also deserving of the nomination, but Starflower was the BEST!

Bookishqueen said...

Congrats!

BookLuvr said...

Congratulations! Starflower is a great novel; kept me turning the pages all day!

Becky said...

Woohoo!!! So excited to hear it! Of course, I was hoping it would be!
Congratulations, Anne Elisabeth!

Clara Darling said...

I knew it would be nominated!!! That is SOOO exciting!!!

I cannot wait to see the dress you'll be wearing ;)

Rae said...

Yay!! Congrats, Anne Elisabeth, how exciting! :D

Meredith said...

oh, how fantastic!! It was a novel that inspired me so much. So proud for you. have a wonderful weekend and God bless.

Galadriel said...

So excited for you

Sarah said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve this award!

Molly said...

YES it is my very favorite out of the series! I'm so glad you won an award!!!!!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Oh, I haven't won it, Molly! I'm just nominated, along with two other fantastic speculative fiction novelists. The awards banquet is in late June, so you can root for me then! :)

Molly said...

Dragon's teeth, well, I hope you win. You definitely deserve it! Yay for nomination! :D

Meredith said...

Meant to thank you, Mrs. Stengl, for putting the link to all the nominations on your blog. I'm always looking for new books, so the list is very helpful. Have read Liz Curtis Higgs A Wreath of Snow last Christmas, and it was excellent. Do you think she'll M.C. the awards this year? I've heard her speak before, and she's so hilareous and profound! She sings beautifully, too.
I found two other of the nominations and read Child of the Mountains over the weekend. A very good young adult book I'd recommend. Also going to read the James L. Rubard book. Honestly don't know how the judges choose, but I must reiterate how proud I am that Starflower was nominated! Don't know if I told you, but the personification of the lustful river was phenomenal. I recently reread the novel and was thunderstruck by the use of the river as a character. I picked up on a lot of things I'd missed on the first reading, which just shows how multi-layered the story is. Poor Starflower came across many evil entities in her young life. Would you mind if I read a passage about the river to an English class when explaining personification? It's a perfect example.

Anyway, have a fantastic rest of the week. God bless you.

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Oh, I would be honored for you to use that passage from STARFLOWER to explain personification to your students. :)

And I'm so glad that you enjoyed that book so well, Meredith. I really love that story myself, and I am thrilled to see it among the nominees this year. And I hope, of course, that you will enjoy DRAGONWITCH equally well!

Laura Pol said...

How exciting!!!!

Meredith said...

Thanks, Mrs. Stengl. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. God bless you.