Lauren Myracle on the NBF un-nominee–how she feels

Lauren Myracle talks about what happened with her being nominated, and then un-nominated, for the National Book Award, and how it made her feel–gutted, embarrassed, and ashamed. Which makes me want to hug her and let her know that we were all rooting for her. But an even better thing to do would be to go out and buy Lauren’s book Shine! (Lauren, if you read this: We are all indignant and outraged for you!)

What a roller coaster ride–and how hard it must have been! And yet Lauren was classy throughout, even getting the NBF to donate $5,000 to the Matthew Shepard Foundation (fighting homophobia and hate crimes, which ties into her book).

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
This entry was posted in book news. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.