Oh my GOSH!! I just found out–HUNTED has been shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy! (grinning & grinning) (I did a tiny happy scream just now when I found out.) It is SUCH a good feeling when other people love your book, a book you put your heart into, and they acknowledge it like this. I am just…wowed. Honored. Happy!! (beaming) I don’t have a link yet, but when I do, I’ll share. I have the press release, though.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the jury for the award said, about Hunted:
“In Caitlyn, Rainfield has crafted a tough and compassionate heroine who uses her psychic and empathic abilities to save her brother and friends from a fascist government…. From its first word to its last, Hunted grabs the reader with its forceful and dynamic prose, its disturbing and alarming world, and its sympathetic and complex characters.”
That felt so good to read! It is such an honor to be a finalist!! The top winner won’t be announced until the Fall. Meanwhile…I am absolutely delighted to be a finalist!
AND many, many congratulations to the other wonderful writers who are also finalists for the Monica Hughes Science Fiction and Fantasy Award! They are:
Lesley Livingston for Tempestous,
Nicole Luiken for DreamLine,
Jonathan Auxier for Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes, and
P.J. Sarah Collins for What Happened To Serenity?