Yolanda Ridge

Middle Grade Author

Award Season

on June 5, 2019

June is award season! Unfortunately, Inside Hudson Pickle didn’t win the awards it was nominated for but I want to congratulate From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle for winning the Red Cedar Book Award and The Bonaventure Adventures by Rachelle Delaney for winning the Chocolate Lily Award in the novel category.

It was such an honour to be nominated for these awards and I’m very grateful to the hard-working volunteers who organize them. Among other things, it gave me the opportunity to be involved in student interviews and visit Prince George! I also learned a lot about what students like to read (and how it sometimes differs from the preferences of gatekeepers like agents, publishers, teachers, and librarians).

I’m determined to author a book that will be nominated for future awards (and one day, a winner)! Thanks to everyone who continues to support me on this journey, both personally and professionally. Now back to my work-in-progress! Have a great summer!


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