Medal Madness

The 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards have awarded a gold medal to Craig Russell for his fable Black Bottle Man in the category of Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy/Sci Fi, a silver medal in the category of Young Adult Fiction – General to Sarah Raymond for her debut Signs of Martha, and a bronze medal to Gail Sidonie Sobat (a 2009 Moonbeam gold medalist) for Chance to Dance for You in the category of Young Adult Fiction – Mature Issues. Congratulations Craig and Sarah on such wonderful debut novels and to Gail for her continuing gift in writing for young adults!

Great Plains Teen Fiction Finalists

We are proud to announce that two of our Great Plains Teen Fiction authors have recently been shortlisted for awards. Congratulations to Craig Russell whose wonderful fable Black Bottle Man has been named a finalist for the 2011 Prix Aurora Awards for Best English Novel.

And congratulations to Nicole Luiken whose novel Dreamfire (2008) has been shortlisted for the 2011-2012 Stellar Award.
Best of luck to both of you!

hold onto your seat

Events for this year’s On the Same Page initiative got underway at McNally Robinson on September 7th, with a reading from each of the shortlisted authors. Folks were on the edge of their seats as Craig Russell drew on his theatre background to wow listeners with his fable of Rembrandt and the Black Bottle Man. Don’t miss your chance to Vote for Craig Russell here and get the whole province sharing this story.