Monday, October 15, 2012

Thank You, Literary Classics!

This morning at 5:30, I had a lovely surprise.  When I turned on my computer, there was a message for me from the Children's Literary Classics Organization. 

 I was informed I'd been awarded the Gold Award for my children's book, Sea Turtle Summer.  Having read such exciting news, I read on and found my second book in the Bella and Britt series, One Pelican at a Time, had won the Silver Award.

This was truly an embarrassment of riches, and I have been over the moon ever since.  To be in such august company as Larry Dane Brimner and Lisa Manzione is, indeed, remarkable.  I am grateful and humbled.

Children's Literary Classics have given awards for years and are coveted. Their credo is as follows:

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics' highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.


While considering myself fortunate, I want to thank my publishing house, Guardian Angel Publishing and particularly 
Linda Burch, publisher.  I was given the opportunity to thrive and grow as an author within this House, and I am grateful for it.

For me, in many ways, my life began anew when I took up the pen as an author.  It is an idiosyncratic way of life but one I love and cherish.

  Thank you Literary Classics for the honor.  Today was a time-out day for celebration.  Tomorrow morning, when 5:30 arrives, I will be back at my computer working as an author.

22 comments:

  1. An accomplishment indeed and two fold at that. I'm delighted for you. Wishing you all the very best.

    Warm regards,
    Donna

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    1. Thank you again, Donna, for your kind words!

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  2. Congrats, Nancy. Your books are fantastic and well deserving of these awards. Your hard work has paid off! This is a wonderful post.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathy. So kind of you to comment!

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  3. Congratulations Nancy on not one but two awards. It will take some time to come down from that buzz, I'd guess.

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    1. Oh,Kai, I did no work yesterday! Couldn't make myself do it. Today's a bit better, but the buzz is still there.

      Thanks so much for your insightful comments!

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  4. Thanks for your expressions of appreciation Nancy. You wrote wonderful books. They were recognized. A simple concept; you earned your rewards. Thanks for the great post. I'm sure it's a magnificent feeling to have your efforts rewarded in such a way. So happy for you!

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments--as always. I was shocked by the promise of two awards and am still coming down from actually winning for them both. No one was more surprised than I!

      Best wishes to you.

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  5. Hi Nancy, We treasure and appreciate authors like you - who teach positive values through literature. Congratulations on your well-deserved honors and success. I am proud to be in the same group. And now, back to work. . .

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    1. Thanks, Penelope, for your always kind words. This is a terrific group, and I'm happy to be in it with you!

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  6. Thanks Nancy! I just know a "great read to gently educate" and reinforce values when I see it. And after our artists with superb vision get hold of the stories-the books take flight on their own. I'm very proud of all my award winning authors and artists!

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    1. What you have said here makes so much sense. It is a collaborative effort. Thank you again for making all these dreams a reality and for truly changing the lives of children through the printed word and illustrations!

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  7. WAHOO Nancy! No one deserves this honor (2 honors!) more than you, mate. May the "glow" last forever. Both your winning books are an awesome treat to read.

    Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques
    http://www.margotfinke.com

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    1. Thank you, Margot! The glow is still there, and I worked not at all yesterday. (That surprised me, I must say)

      Now that you know about it, next year could be a Margot year!!

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  8. Nancy,

    I saw your post this morning but had to leave for work. I could not wait to make a comment. Nancy, you earned the two awards, you are such a talented writer and I am so very proud of your accomplishments! Thank you for sharing your heart in this great post.

    Nicole Weaver
    Award-winning Children's Author
    http://nicole-weaver.com

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    1. Thank you, Nicole, and I can say the same about you! Warm congratulations on your success and Literary Classics award as well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna, for your comments! It was an amazing day, and you're very kind to leave a message!

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  10. I would run out and buy these books, except I already own them. Congratulations on a well deserved award.

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    1. Great, Susan! I love it! Thanks for your comment and for all your support.

      All best wishes!

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  11. You put it all so beautifully, Nancy. I feel the same way.

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  12. Thank you, Barbara, and I know you do! You are so deserving of the Literary Classics Award and am so glad you won for your achievement!

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