Monday, March 16, 2009

I won!

Guess what?!

How to Steal a Dog won the South Carolina Children's Book Award!!

Two words: WOO HOO

This one is particularly meaningful.

First of all, it's voted on by children - the ultimate award!

And second of all, South Carolina is my home state.

Born and raised there.

Graduated from the University of South Carolina.

And heading down there on Thursday (sadly, for my mother's memorial service. She would have been tickled pink by this award. Sigh...)


Sara said...

Congratulations! Those SC kids (young and grown!) are smart cookies,

Anonymous said...

That is the BEST news! I'm so happy for you. G.

Megan Germano said...

How lovely, Barbara! We are excited for you!

jama said...

Yay for you! Congratulations!

Jeanie W said...

Yay, Barbara! Congratulations!

Sarah Miller said...

Does this mean the universe is finally behaving itself again?

Janet, said...

Congratulations! It's always nice to win.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

That is PERFECT. Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...


As a fellow USC graduate and current fifth grade teacher in SC we are THRILLED you have won such an honor! You were our school winner, my students DEVOURED the book!

Rock Hill, SC

Karen said...

Congratulations on a well-deserved honor.
I'll be thinking of you at the memorial service -- take care.

Donny Bailey Seagraves said...

This is absolutely wonderful news. Congratulations!

Donny Bailey Seagraves said...

And I'm so sorry to hear about your mother.