In other very awesome news, I found out that A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius was up for a record ten awards in a classroom "Academy Awards" style competition at Deerfield elementary school in Short Hills, New Jersey! This idea is amazing; I love hearing about kids celebrating their reading accomplishments, and how creative and engaging to have them vote in different categories. Arthur and friends won six awards in total, including Best Book of the Year, and I won Author of the Year! I celebrated by eating pie* for breakfast (because my day is only starting when school is ending in New Jersey, so it only seemed right to celebrate at breakfast.) They celebrated by eating cake based on the American cover, and they shared a photo of this epic cake. It's amazing, so I'm sharing it here with you!
Lastly, Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius was nominated for the Manitoba Reader's Choice Award! Thanks, Manitoba! You're a real peach to include my book on a list of epic proportions!
*You're probably wondering what kind of pie. It was strawberry and cream cheese pie. And it was delicious.