Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nancy among the best ever

NPR is accepting votes for the best-ever teen novels.  Among the 235 nominees for this exalted honor are not one but two of Nancy's novels:  Impossible and The Rules of Survival.  If you think that either or both of them belong among the top 10, go ahead and cast your vote.

Pretty heady stuff.  Remember last post how I said that I always enjoy formal praise for Nancy's work?  This time is one of those times.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The watchword is "Werlin"

Nancy's name frequently shows up here and there on the web, usually in formal or informal reviews of her stuff.  But there have been a couple of other references lately:

  • this one in which Nancy's blurb inspires reader/reviewer/blogger Leila Roy to stay with a book until she gets to the payoff...
  • ...and this one in which a Kirkus Review of Robin Wasserman's The Book of Blood and Shadow uses Nancy's work as a standard of comparison:  "think Nancy Werlin channeling Dan Brown".

Sincere forms of flattery.  I always enjoy direct praise for Nancy's work, but sometimes indirect praise is just as fun.