Only the Good: Newberry Medals!


Okay, before I get to the really great stuff, let me do some blatant plugging of myself…

First off, Amy at chic Book Reviews did an awesome review of The Demo Tapes. Again, here was a reader who didn’t know what to expect, who opened my book with some trepidation, and… fell in love with Trevor and Mitchell. Of course.

Amy’s also giving her copy away, although it pains her to do so. If you want to enter yourself — it’s a signed copy, folks. Makes a great gift! — here’s the link.

Secondly, I’ve mentioned the upcoming Bridgewater Book Fest before. I’ll be there, signing Demo Tapes — and let this be the official announcement: I’ll be debuting Demo Tapes: Year 2! — so I wanted to point you to the website. Recognize anyone’s name???

Okay. That’s all good, right??


I’ve got better.

You see, a public library director in the Southern ‘burbs of Pittsburgh has been chosen to chair the Newberry Medal committee. The article ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday and I’ve been itching to brag about Ms. Cynthia Richey. Local girl does good.

This isn’t the first time Ms. Richey’s been part of the Newberries, and it’s not the first for local librarians to get the nod, either. I do believe that my local library’s head children’s librarian was on the committee awhile back.

And yes, this makes me think of the Weekly Geeks question which asks you to take a literary tour of your hometown. While there’s so, so much more to Pittsburgh’s literary scene, this is something worth bragging about.

What’ve you got? Join Only the Good over at Shelly’s place, will ya? Good news is always a good thing.



  1. Anne

    May 22, 2009 4:26 pm

    I had to check out the Bridgewater Book Fest. There is a Bridgewater near the Small Town, but it must be a different Bridgewater. Ah well. That is great about the local librarian. How cool to have a local librarian chairing the Newberry committee. She will have a lot of influence over what children are reading.

    Anne’s last blog post..Still Sick in a Small Town

  2. Thomma Lyn

    May 22, 2009 8:35 pm

    What wonderful news about Ms. Richey! And have fun at the Bridgewater Book Fest. 🙂

    Demo Tapes 2 — yyyyes! I’m so looking forward to it!

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..Potpourri

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