Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chocolate Lily Winners


Last night's winners of the Chocolate Lily Awards are:

In the novel category: 

Winner: Joan Betty Stuchner for Honey Cake 
Honour Book: Norma Charles for Boxcar Kid

In the picture book category:

Winner: Chris Tougas for Mechanimals
Honour Book: Kari Lynn Winters for Jeffrey and Sloth.

And congratulations to all the nominees! What a grand showing of talent. It was so interesting to hear the speeches of the nominated authors and find out the stories behind the stories.

The room was full of writers, illustrators, and enthusiastic children and their parents. Thank you to the Chocolate Lily organizers and to Vancouver Kidsbooks for an excellent event!

P.S. I didn't win, but I got a delicious chocolate treat and a beautiful certificate for being nominated. I was happy. :-)

1 comment:

Norma Charles said...

I agree with you, Debbie. It was a terrific evening. I loved Joan's acceptance speech, and thought she deserved an Oscar for it, and Chris's reading of his acceptance poem was totally delightful.
Onward and upward to many more such enjoyable evenings.