I was so excited to go to Las Vegas this past week for the Literary Classics awards ceremony. Grendel’s Mother won the Top Honors award for Young Adult literature.
The award, Words on Wings Book Award, “recognizes distinguished fiction for a young adult audience.” I was thrilled to receive the award, needless to say.
The ceremony, held at the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel, was wonderful. We got to swim in a pool with a shark tank!
Best of all, all the other awardees in different categories were utterly delightful! So nice and friendly.
And Dianna Young Fuchs, the Executive Director Literary Classics, was utterly supportive, fun, and charming. In addition to a Networking Presentation and Round-Table Discussion, she arranged for us all to do readings and sell books at the Vegas Valley Book Festival. I was delighted to meet the delightful parents of my dear colleague, Eric Leake, there! Eric also gave me lots of tips on visiting Vegas.
I was especially happy that John and Jim could join me.
One person I’ll always treasure is the Silver Award Recipient of the Literary Classics Young Author Award. I really appreciate Dianna Fuchs and her team for creating an award for writers under the age of 21. That inspires so many of us! John was particularly thrilled to meet Sahana who is certainly a role model for him, as he is writing fantasy too. You can buy Sahana’s books on Amazon.
We had a fun time, met wonderful people, and won an award. Who could ask for anything more? John took some beautiful photos on the plane for our return. They look like Monet paintings to me.
Here is a movie of me receiving my award!