The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a Morris Award Finalist!


I’m absolutely thrilled to say that The Girl of Fire and Thorns is one of five William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalists. This award is administered by the American Library Association, and “honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.”

If you get a chance, you should click on the above link and check out the other finalists. I’ve read a couple already, and they were astounding. I can hardly believe my book is a finalist alongside of them. I hope this means I’ll get to meet these amazing authors at the ALA conference this year. I’ll try to control my fangirling, but no guarantees.

To celebrate, my husband and I drank champagne on a school night. We’re edgy like that.

5 Comments on The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a Morris Award Finalist!

  1. Rachel
    January 1, 2012 at 3:32 am (12 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is wonderful!

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I am a middle school teacher and was given the book to read to decide what age level and genre it fell in, and I was so blown away by the book! I am going to recommend it to all my students, especially my girls who always need that strong female role model. I really enjoyed Elisa’s sarcasm and realism. I could see everything happening in my mind with vivid detail. I actually think it would make a great movie! Anyhow, my main point was to tell you how much a truly loved it. There is rarely a book I read that stays with me and makes me think, but yours did. I will remember it always.

  2. Pamela
    January 4, 2012 at 4:59 am (12 years ago)

    I enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, not least because Elisa struggles with her faith, despite the evidence in her own body. I was also struck by how many divergent ideas people had about what “the will of God” was. It made me wonder if you are a person of faith – are you?

  3. Victoria
    August 12, 2012 at 3:38 am (12 years ago)

    What fun this book was. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Loved the characters. Great story line. At the age of six, I became a library member, read countless books and will continue this passion as long as my eyesight lasts. The Girl of Fire And Thorns was a great find. I can’t wait for the next ones. Thank you for giving me such joy. Equally joful read for me was Elizabeth Haydon’s Rhapsody Trilogy.
    Write more, keep those kitties fed.

  4. Stacy
    November 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!


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