Bit of good news! Pantomime has been selected by the Scottish Book Trust as the Teens Book of the Month! If you follow the link and answer the question you have the chance to win 1 of 5 copies. No one has commented yet so the odds are good!
The Scottish Book Trust promotes literacy, reading, and writing in Scotland, working with children, teens, teachers, authors, librarians, and more. I first learned of them when I worked in the library, because many libraries throughout Scotland have Bookbug sessions, where parents can bring under 5s for singing and stories, and parents can receive free book bags from their GP. Here’s 10 Things to Know About the Scottish Book Trust.
I’m very excited to be Teen Book of the Month, and I hope it results in more people meeting Micah Grey :-). If you’re interested in learning more, here’s the book page with the blurb and ordering info!
In other news, Pantomime was also mentioned on the Guardian today, in this great article on GLBT YA/childrens literature. There’s loads of good suggestions, and it’s great to see the newspaper highlighting diversity in books. Chapters Indigo, the Canadian bookstore, also made a diversity in YA book list, which features Pantomime as well as other wonderful books like The Oathbreaker’s Shadow, More Than This, and many others. It really feels like people are responding well to #WeNeedDiverseBooks.
Anyone on Tumblr, here’s my giveaway on there that ends on the 15th. Please reblog for a chance to win!
In non-book-related news, I’ve been spending the last few days in Gretna Green for Elizabeth May’s wedding! The ceremony was beautiful and the village so adorable. Back home and back to the usual schedule tomorrow.