Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Today I was doing my happy dance after I found out that I’d won the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship for Young Readers Literature!! Woo-Hoo!

The Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, and young readers’ literature and to support Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses that demonstrate a commitment to literary publishing. Visit the Literary Arts website to see all the grant recipients and the 2016 Oregon Book Awards Finalists, including my friend Fonda Lee for her YA novel Zeroboxer. YAY!