Friday, February 5, 2010

2009 Whitney Award Finalists Announced!

After 30 days of reading, reading, reading - and yes, even more reading - I was so excited to wake up this morning and see this awesome banner:


Oh yeah, baby! All that hard work and we finally get to see the results. I imagine authors, publishers, and book reviewers everywhere are heading out to The Whitney Awards website first thing this morning to see which authors & books received enough nominations to make it into the coveted TOP 5 in each category.

There are so many AWESOME finalists. I honestly don't know how the Whitney Academy - made up of hundreds of book stores, publishers, authors, bloggers, and book reviewers - will ever narrow it down to their favorite in each category. I'm excited to attend the 2009 Whitney Awards gala in April to see which nominees walk away with the coveted Whitney Award for their category.

While you're out at The Whitney Awards website, be sure to check out who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Achievement Award.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

It all is so exciting!! I am so glad that I was judging in 3 categories, now I only have about 12 books to read to vote on the finalists. I am so excited to see you in April. I can't wait for the conference and the Whitney Gala.

L.T. Elliot said...

Yay! The Whitney finalists! I'm so excited!

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