Yolanda Ridge

Middle Grade Author

Red Cedar Book Award Nomination

More good news for Inside Hudson Pickle! I’m proud to announce it’s nominated for the 2018/19 Red Cedar Book Award. I can’t believe my name is on a list with so many great children’s authors. Information on how to become a group leader for this reader’s choice award will be available in time for the upcoming school year. Thanks to the nomination committee and congrats to all the other nominees! Happy reading, everyone!!

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Chocolate Lily Award Nomination

I’m excited to share that Inside Hudson Pickle is on the short list for the 2019 17th Annual Chocolate Lily Award in the Novel Category (grade 4-7)! BC schools and libraries interested in particpating in this reader’s choice award should check out the How to Participate page and join in the voting.

Last week was a good one for Hudson. His story also appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens, published by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Thanks for the support, everyone!!


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BC Arts Council Grant

I’m thrilled to be the recipient of a BC Arts Council Creative Writing Grant to help with the completion of my current work-in-progress, Reasons to Tell. Read more about it in this article by the Rossland News.

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And the GG winners are…

Congratulations to all the winners of this years Governor General’s Literary Award with a special shout to to Susin Nielsen – a fellow CWILL member from Vancouver.    I loved “Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom” and I look forward to reading “The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larson.”

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2012 Governor General Literary Award Finalists

2012 Governor General Literary Award Finalists

Lots of great books to add to my “to read” list on Goodreads.  House Held Up by Trees is the only title I’ve read from the Children’s selection – an amazing book.  Congratulations to Jon Klassen (who I met in LA!) and all the other talented authors, illustrators, and translators.

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