Thursday, October 16, 2008

We Are Girls Who Love to Run is a Semifinalist!

I wasn't going to post again this week, as I'm busy welcoming home my husband and daughter from their cross-country trip, BUT . . . news this BIG just couldn't wait:

We Are Girls Who Love to Run is a semifinalist for the Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Mind-Body-Spirit category!!!!

The final medals for each category will be announced next Friday. Thanks to all of you who have been supporters of this writing dream of mine - from the moment the idea came to me through these crazy days of spreading the word about the book. I couldn't have done it alone. Seriously. This book is my third child . . . and we all know it takes a village to raise a child.

Be sure to check back next week to see how it all turns out!

Haven't gotten yourself/your teacher/your coach/niece/daughter/sister/neighbor/local school/girl scout troop a copy of the book yet? Be sure to read here to see how you can get your hands on a copy - the remaining donation copies are likely to go fast now that the book is getting some exciting press! And, be sure to let others know - in these days of budget cuts, school libraries are getting shorted. Wouldn't your local elementary or middle school love to get a FREE bilingual hardback book that celebrates strong girls, positive self-esteem, healthy choices and goal-setting? That's what I thought!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the nomination. What an honor.

Erin Leigh said...

Congrats!! That is very cool. You deserve it!

Brianna said...

Ha, ha. I don't know that I DESERVE it, but I am definitely honored (and humbled by even the THOUGHT of it). Kudos go to my mom (she's the other half of Balanced Steps!), Nicholas Wright (our fabulous illustrator), and Kirk Werner (the ultra talented graphic designer that helped us get the book together so nicely). See, I told you - a VILLAGE!!!

runjen said...

Wow, that is great!!! Congratulations!

Nitmos said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. Congratulations!

The Running Knitter said...

That's really exciting! Congrats!