Received a double dose of fantastic news this morning. My YA novel about bullying, SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS, won two awards over the weekend, both given by the Florida Writers Association. It won first place for the Royal Palm Literary Award for YA fiction, and received FWA's top honor, Book of the Year.
I feel truly honored and thrilled, especially since the the book centers around an issue near and dear to my heart. My hope is that some day there won't be a need to write books about bullying and we can put an end to this serious problem in schools.