Thursday, February 3, 2011

2010 Whitney Finalist!



I'm excited to announce that Alma the Younger is a 2010 Whitney Finalist!

To read the complete list of finalists, go to the Whitney Award website. Also, Annette Lyon wrote up an excellent post of the evolution of the Whitneys on her blog, The Lyon's Tale.

Amazingly enough, three others in my critique group are finalists as well, all in different categories! Sarah Eden for Courting Miss Lancaster; Annette Lyon for Band of Sisters, Jeff Savage for A Time to Die and The Fourth Nephite. Also, former critique group member, James Dashner, is a finalist with The Scorch Trials. Congrats my awesome critique group.

If you read my Publishing Journey post about my experience with a copy editor, you'll know why this Whitney honor means a little extra to me. I'll venture a guess that Alma the Younger did NOT kill my series as the copyeditor predicted. Not to mention that the next in the series, Ammon, will be out this June.

In other news: The Daughters of Jared was officially accepted by my publisher--release date will be 2012. I'll keep you posted!

15 comments:

Lexie said...

Congratulations! This book totally deserves it!

Snowcatcher said...

Congratulations! And keep 'em coming!

Stephanie Black said...

Congratulations on Alma the Younger! And congratulations on the acceptance of Daughters of Jared! Your series is definitely alive and thriving. :)

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks everyone.

Steph, congrats to you on Cold As Ice :-)

Christina said...

Heather,
That is wonderful news! I'm so excited for you.

Angie said...

Congratulations, Heather! On the Whitney Finalist and your book getting accepted.

Rebecca Irvine said...

Congratulations! An honor well deserved.

Annette Lyon said...

Glad you followed your heart (and gut!) on this one. Congrats yet again!

Charlie Moore said...

You're a great author, Heather. Best of luck on the Whitney. I definitely need to catch up on my H.B. Moore reading.

Charlie

Cami Checketts said...

Congratulations Heather! You definitely deserve this. I'll be cheering you on.

Michele Holmes said...

Congratulations, Heather! And oh, that I could be half as productive as you are with your writing . . . Yeah for a 2012 release.

Shanda said...

So excited for you, Heather! Congratulations! Alma the Younger definitely deserves to be a finalist. Good luck to you!

Valerie Ipson said...

Congrats!

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks everyone!

Taffy said...

CONGRATS HEATHER!
I'm ready to review your next book!