Monday, October 20, 2008

Cybils!


Mr. O'Reilly: If the good Lord had wanted us to worry, he would have given us something to worry about.

Basil: He has! My wife!
--FAWLTY TOWERS

Sorry, I can't hear "Cybil" without thinking of everyone's favorite fishwife, Sybil Fawlty.

But today, I'm talking about the Cybils, the children's and young adult blogger's literary award, and the fact that NINE Flux titles have been nominated for the Cybil awards in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci Fi category. The Flux nominees are:

Fantasy/Sci Fi
Dead Girl Walking by Linda Singleton
Lament:The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

Young Adult
Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser
Swimming with the Sharks by Debbie Reed Fischer
My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones
Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones
Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup
The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen

The long list for each category is very impressive and I know the judges will have their work cut out for them. It's great to see our authors in such fine company.

And now the countless hours of reading begin for many eager bloggers across the country/world. Maybe the Cybils could find a sponsor in Visine...

4 comments:

Stacy DeKeyser said...

Thanks, Brian, and congrats to all the Flux authors! I feel honored to be in such good company, within and outside the Flux family.

And to be mentioned in the same post with Fawlty Towers -- smashing!

debbie reed fischer said...

Congrats to all fellow Flux authors and may I say, YAY!!! And I agree with Stacy, I'm thrilled to be included with Fawlty Towers in the same post. :)

Kirstin Cronn-Mills said...

Congratulations to everyone!!

The Compulsive Reader said...

I'm reading for the sci-fi aand fantasy panel, and I am stoked to be reading such great books!