Let’s just skip over the fact that it’s been about a year since my last update (oops) and go straight to the news!
I found out earlier this year that WAER was a CBCA Notable, and this morning I was informed that it has been shortlisted for the 2017 Book of the Year in the Older Reader category.
I am honoured and excited to have WAER shortlisted among so many other wonderful titles, and I am especially thankful to Text Publishing – not only for bringing my book out into the world, but also for being so incredibly supportive, and nominating WAER for the CBCA.
Now, we drink tea, celebrate a good day, and wait for the results in August!
In the meanwhile: update!
Over the past year I’ve been bookselling, working with kids, doing book talks…and writing, of course! Soon I’ll be off on a research adventure to the Bahamas, America, and London to meet with historians and pirateologists, and keep hunting for information on my Anne Bonny. I’m also hoping to revamp this website, so eventually we might actually have regular updates (keep dreaming, Meg…).