Friday, May 23, 2008

Independent Publisher Awards

The IPPYs were very good to Flux this year!

Congratulations are in order for Carrie Jones whose debut Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend took home gold for best young adult novel (in a tie with The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor). Simone Elkeles is also a gold medalist in the multicultural children's fiction category for her third novel, How to Ruin My Teenage Life.

Congratulations Simone and Carrie!

This is the second time a Flux author has taken the best YA IPPY. Christine MacLean did it with How It's Done in 2006.


Simone Elkeles said...

Andrew, thanks for posting the exciting news! It was so fun continuing Amy's adventures in Chicago in How to Ruin my Teenage Life after her adventures in Israel. I'm so glad Amy's adventures were recognized in the IPPY's for the second year in a row!

A.S. King said...

This is AWESOME!


Jessica Burkhart said...

Yay Simone and Carrie! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogging about this, Andrew, and thanks to Brian for telling me.

We bought fancy cheese tonight to celebrate.

Congratulations, Simone, too.


Anne Spollen said...

Wow! This is great news for everyone! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Yay Carrie! (and Simone, but I haven't read your book yet) Congrats on the awesome award!