On Friday I got an e-mail from my editor with the subject line, “Drumroll, please…” I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t an AWARD. I knew I was nominated and was pretty darn excited about that, but to win??? The other books were all so amazing, and their authors have a lot more clout than I do. I mean, Brandon Sanderson. SANDERSON. He is the like one of the gods of modern day fantasy.
So, it really shouldn’t have been a surprise that I responded to my editor like this:
“Shut up. SHUT UP. Are you serious?”
Yep. I’m a professional like that.
I’m so honored to have even been listed was these great writers, and to know that people like Shannon Hale, Ally Condie, Brandon Mull, and of course, Brandon Sanderson have won the AML in the past.