Foreword Reviews has just announced its finalists in the 2012 Book of the Year Awards. I am thrilled to say that Little Boy Blue is among five finalists in the pet-book category.
Finalists were selected from 1,300 entries covering 62 categories of books from independent and academic presses. According to Foreword, “These books represent some of the best books produced by small publishing houses in 2012.”
Winners will be selected by a panel of 60 judges, librarians, and booksellers. Winners will be announced at the American Library Association conference in Chicago this June.
As always, I am thankful to be working with my publisher, Barron’s, and I want to be sure to give public credit to my editor there, Angela Tartaro. She sweated every word of the Little Boy Blue manuscript just as much as I did.