Monday, April 27, 2009

2008 Whitney Awards--Pretty darn amazing



Saturday night, ABINADI won the Whitney Award for Best Historical. This is me during my "acceptance speech." I had read all of the books that I was up against and loved them all. I wouldn't have been surprised if any one of them won. But I was surprised when it was my book that won. I told the audience that when my 14-year old son read it, he was mad. "Why did you have to kill off the main character at the end?" he asked. I told him that's what happened in the scriptures. He said, "So? You could have changed it since you made everything else up."

A newsrelease about the winners appeared in the Mormon Times yesterday.

And a liveblog of the award ceremony can be read here.

Below: Stephanie Black (Whitney Winner), me, and Karlene Browning (Provident Book manager)




Me with the podcasting ladies of LDS Women's Book Review (Hi Shanda, Sheila & Hillary)




Me with fans and friends!



A huge congrats to the other 2008 Whitney Award winners:

James Dashner in YA: The 13th Reality, Journal of Curious Letters

Brandon Sanderson in Speculative: Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (book 3)

Stephanie Black in Mystery/Suspense: Fool Me Twice

Annette Haws in General: Waiting for the Light to Change

Aubrey Mace in Romance: Spare Change

Sandra Grey in Best Novel: Traitor

Angela Hallstron in Best Novel by New Author: Bound on Earth

Lifetime Achievement: Kerry Blair & Orson Scott Card

16 comments:

Kellie said...

Yay! Congratulations! I was really hoping that you would win. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you at the conference, but I still had a great time there and learned a ton.

Annette Lyon said...

Congratulations!!!

Maria Zannini said...

Congratulations, Heather! I'm so excited for you.

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks, Kellie! Next year we'll have to make time. Thanks, Annette and Maria!

Taffy said...

Go Heather! Go Heather! Congrats!

Josi said...

I was so dang stoked; you are now the one and only double Whitney winner! Big congrats on a well-deserved award. And I loved hanging with you all weekend.

Nikki said...

Congratulations, Heather! I'm not surprised you won, I loved reading "Abinidi"!

Heather Justesen said...

Congrats, Heather! That's really great.

Karen Pellett said...

Contratulations. I'm glad to hear that you won. I also appreciated all I learned in the Online Marketing panel discussion you moderated earlier that day. Thanks for all your hard work.

Becky said...

Great job! Congratulations for a well deserved award!

Jaime Theler said...

Congratulations!!!

Pink Ink said...

Congratulations, Heather!! Well deserved win. And thanks for everything this weekend!

Sheila said...

You so deserved to win the award. It was so great to finally meet you. Please come and podcast with us any time!

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks, everyone.

Yes, Sheila, I'd love to do the podcast.

Julie Wright said...

Congratulations!!!! It was well deserved and I am excited for you!

Kimberly said...

A well deserved honour!