Oh hai, here’s a poster I prepared for you in celebration of the Inky Awards 2011 (also, it was an excuse to get my Zorro on).
I am super, super pleased that This Is Shyness is on the Gold Inky shortlist. The Inkys are a teen choice award run by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria. Voting is open now, for readers aged 12-20.
The other books on the shortlist for the Gold Inky (Australian books) are: Graffiti Moon (Cath Crowley), Silvermay (James Moloney), Black Painted Fingernails (Steven Herrick) and All I Ever Wanted (Vikki Wakefield).
Even if you don’t want to vote for me, you should still head here to vote for your favourite. And don’t forget to also vote for the Silver Inky (International Books). I don’t envy you. It’s a tough decision!