Monday, January 5, 2009

Greatest Monday in the History of the World







I just found out that I am the recipient of the Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature, Oregon’s one and only literary fellowship awarded to a writer of young adult books! I have been applying for this fellowship for years. Unbelievable!

The best part? It’s for my work in progress, a manuscript called Jewel of the Valley that I had resolved to finish revising this month. Hopefully this will help it get sold. And the grant money is nice as well. Perhaps a little bauble to mark the event?

Thanks so much for indulging my brag session. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a document to open…that is if I can stop shaking from excitement!

15 comments:

Tyler said...

Wow, congrats! That is awesome, especially because you've been applying for so long!

Peggy said...

Christy my dear, this does not surprise me...as I have known the power of your words since the day I met you. Congratulations. And FYI, I am going to steal that bracelet from Daves, you know that right?!
Peggy

Kathryn Hinsch said...

What a tremendous honor! A bauble is definitely in order! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Whoooo Hoooo! Looks like 2009 is turning out to be a stellar year. Heartiest Congratulations!

Raise a glass!
Diane

Christy Raedeke said...

Hey, thanks everyone! I really appreciate it!

AC said...

Go you! Best wishes in selling Jewel of the Valley.

Just a thought: you'll probably have even more luck selling it if you buy yourself some jewels. You know, for good karma and all that.

Christy Raedeke said...

Oh, AC, you are brilliant! I hadn't even connected that! Of course, for total closure I'll have to get a valley-colored jewel, right? I need an emerald, stat!

Sherry said...

You go girl! Add some made-from0scratch tapioca to that jewel and you will SHINE!Well deserved honor and laudest of praise to you! Hopefully you don't have to actually go to school do you???? Sherry

Hardygirl said...

YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!!

SF

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT! KMB

Katie said...

wow! That's really cool Christygirl!

Anonymous said...

We are so VERY proud of you! We can't wait to read the new book. CONGRATULATIONS!
Love, Mom and Blair

Robin said...

Yay, Christy! Woohoo!
:-)

Miles Inada said...

Nice work, woman!

Graeme Stone said...

Does this mean you'll now be at the Editor's Table and we'll have to wave to you from across the room!? You're practically famous now.