You probably noticed all the hype on twitter yesterday when the shortlist of the Quen of Teen 2012 award shortlist was announced... I certain did!
This years shortlist is a great one with particularly awesome, in my honest opinion, authors like Maureen Johnson, Hayley Long and SC Ransom. There is even one spot on there for a guy, yes thats right, a guy! James Dawson, author of Hallow Pike (One of my favourite books of the year) is on the shortlist and I'm so excited for him.
Of course there are a few other authors I would have loved to be included on the list but we can't always have what we want. I thought I'd share with you the press release from The Queen Of Teen peeps and a chance to win The Queen of Teen book! There will be a further giveaway nearer the time of the awards for goodie bags too!
Here's the fabulously sparkly press release I got through a couple of days ago:
OMG, the Queen of Teen shortlist has been announced!
Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the shortlist for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Thousands of heartfelt nominations have been received from teenagers across the country and voting is now open to find this year’s Queen of Teen.
The ten fabulous authors who have made the shortlist are as follows:
Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and our first ever male shortlisted author, James Dawson.
The award will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in July 2012, when the writers of the best nominations will be invited to mingle with their favourite authors, invited journalists and other special guests. The ceremony is to be held at Queen of Teen HQ in leafy Surrey and will be superbly pink and sparkly – a truly majestic celebration of this thriving and important genre!
Teens and tweens can now vote for their favourite author from the shortlist by visiting www.queenofteen.co.uk. Queen of Teen has attracted tens of thousands of votes from young readers across the globe and last year resulted in the fabulous author of the Chocolate Box Girls books, Cathy Cassidy, being crowned Queen of Teen. On being crowned Cathy said: “I've had lots of fun since being voted Queen of Teen... it's an amazing award because it's all about YOU, the super-cool reader gals out there. Your votes and views really DO count!”
So there you have it, the full shortlist and that all important website address; www.queenofteen.co.uk to go vote for your favourite. Remember you have to be under 18 to vote (so I'll be bullying my stepson into voting, naturally! haha).
If you want to be in for a chance of winning that fabulous Queen of Teen Book please fill out the form below! A vote won't hurt either if you are under 18!