I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Little Boy Blue, has just been nominated for two prestigious awards.
The Dog Writers Association of America has named Little Boy Blue one of four finalists for best general interest/reference book of 2012. If the book wins in its category, then it will automatically be considered for the DWAA Maxwell Medallion, which is the highest honor that the organization offers.
Little Boy Blue also has been nominated for an Arlene Award for Books from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The award is given once every three years for a book that makes a documented difference in terms of changing the world for the better. Journalist Michele C. Hollow, who writes Pet News and Views, nominated Little Boy Blue because following its publication, the shelter where Blue was rescued agreed to eliminate the use of its gas chamber. The book also has inspired fund-raising and volunteer drives, substantial donations to local and national rescue organizations, and other communities to work toward shutting down their own shelters’ gas chambers.
Each of these awards will be announced in spring 2013. I am thrilled to be among the nominees and to have Little Boy Blue recognized by such leading professional organizations. Best of luck to all of the competing titles!