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Nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora

All, Prix Aurora awards season is here again. Please take a moment to get a $10 membership and nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora (YA Best novel). And while you are at it, nominate Suzy Vadori’s The Fountain in the same category. Membership gives you the ability to nominate AND you will get e-book versions of the finalist books when they are announced for free. Please do this by Saturday (March 19, 2016). Go here: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/ Thank you,     -Michell

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

The Prix Aurora Awards (Canadian Speculative Fiction Award) were announced yesterday. For those of you who weren’t aware, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero was shortlisted for Best YA Novel, English. Unfortunately, Mik did not win an Aurora. I was disappointed, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. But I am honestly thrilled to have made the shortlist. There were many novels nominated that didn’t get that far and I know that just by virtue of being on the ballet, my writing profile has increased. Still, not winning is painful. I was up against some extremely talented and well-known writers. To be included in their number was a tremendous honour. Here’s hoping that next time around, I have better luck. 🙂 […]

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Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero Has Been Shortlisted for a Prix Aurora

There are things that we always hope for but don’t really expect to happen in our careers. One of mine was to be nominated (and hopefully win) the Prix Aurora. In case you don’t know what a Prix Aurora is, it is a national speculative fiction award in Canada. This is the 30th year for the Auroras and, this year, they have included a new category specifically for YA fiction. Mik Murdoch has been shortlisted in the YA fiction category for this award. I’m not sure if words can truly express how I feel about this honour. This is one of those things that is a BIG DEAL that I never really expected to experience. I use the word “thrilled” […]

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