Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nancy judging breakthrough novel finalists

Nancy will be serving as a judge for young adult titles in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. She'll be one of the panel of experts offering up critiques of the three finalists.

That's an honor for her, and an opportunity for you, if you're an aspiring young-or-otherwise YA novelist who's ready and waiting to be discovered. Hit the website, get entered, and cross your fingers...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

National Book Award video is up

Of course, the award wasn't about her, but I just love Nancy's presentation speech. If you haven't heard or seen it, the video of the presentation and of Phillip Hoose's acceptance of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature is available here on Vimeo. Oh, by the way, Hoose and Claudette Colvin are worth watching, too...