I am again heading up the Young Adult Fiction category! I'm honored and amazed that they are letting me do it again this year (suckers). The panel was announced earlier today on the Cybils blog. I'm so excited about the participants this year (this is not to say I don't love everyone I've worked with on this panel for the last two years. I do. Most definitely.), there are some new names, and some old names, and some people I'm just really happy to maybe have the opportunity to get to know better. And SO, HERE'S THE 2008 YA FIC PANEL!:
Organizer: Jackie Parker Interactive Reader (hee hee!)
Panelists (Round I judges)
- Leila Roy Bookshelves of Doom ( I <3>
- Rebecca Laney Becky's Book Reviews (2nd year in this position)
- Amanda Snow A Patchwork of Books (a varied, well-written, and astute blog)
- Trisha Murakami The Ya Ya Yas (alumna here too!)
- Kate Fall Author2Author (I'm eager to get to know Kate!)
- Jocelyn Pearce Teen Book Review (Here's a first - an actual teen on this panel!)
- Abby Johnson Abby (the) Librarian (I like librarians)
Judges (Round II)
- Jackie Parker Interactive Reader (my 1st time judging!)
- Sarah Stevenson Finding Wonderland, Readers' Rants (Hey, I've actually met this one!)
- Allie/Little Willow Bildungsroman (Allie is one of my peeps.)
- Lili Wilkinson Inside a Dog (Hey! That's Aussie-land! And a d&mn good site if you aren't familiar)
- Casey Titschinger Avid Teen Reader (I dig a blog that isn't afraid to say "meh" about a book.)
Oh, have FUN. I am not going to be on your committee for the foreseeable future, since I'm now publishing (*sob*/*grin*)(until I start writing science fiction and fantasy, or something) but I wish you the greatest fun.
I'll be thinking of you! Don't forget to tell the panalists to start reading a book a day beginning now! Given that we had 126??? or so books last year, that will still not be enough days in which to read them all.
Hope it rocks! :)
That's really cool, Jackie! Congratulations!
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