Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NAACP Image Awards

I always get good news when I'm in the library.

When I saw my book cover for the first time, I was in the library. When I heard I was getting a NYTimes Book Review, I had just come from the library. And today, I was sitting oh-so-decorously in the library when I got the news that The Rock and the River was nominated for an NAACP Image Award!!!*

Yeah, baby. I was so excited, and it was not the kind of excitement that's conducive to the library environment, so I quickly checked out all the books I was holding (only two of which I actually needed to check out, I realized later...) and ran out of doors so I could celebrate properly. By running through the streets of New York shrieking with joy. (Few people noticed. Random strange outbursts are the status quo here.)

This is the link to the NOMINEES LIST. I am under Literature. You will have to scroll down, but as you do so, peek at all the other authors. I'm so pleased to be among this group of names. Thanks, NAACP!!!!

What a great first birthday present for my book. Thanks, NAACP!!!!

*You would think this sort of track record would cause me to spend much more time in the library. Hmm.....


MissAttitude said...

Congratulations! From all the praise I've heard of Rock & The River it definitely deserves the honor :) I'm going to bump it up to the top of my tbr pile.

Doret said...

Much congrats. Its nice to see some new Black authors get some well deserved attention.