Every year, we love seeing the reactions of the authors, publishers, spouses, and fans after the Cybils finalists announcement goes up. Here are a few of the reactions that caught our attention this weekend:
Tara Dairman (@TaraDairman): What delicious news to wake up to today: ALL FOUR STARS is a @Cybils finalist for middle-grade fiction! @penguinkids Huge thanks to @ for the lovely write-up, all the judges for their time, & @ for nominating AFS. So honored! #
Melissa Wiley (@melissawiley): OH MY GOODNESS! I was so excited about the YA Fic shortlist I helped pick that I didn’t think to look at Easy Readers. INCH & ROLY is there! :::checks:: ::doublechecks:: http://www.cybils.com/2014-finalists-easy-readers-early-chapter-books … I’M ON A SHORTLIST WITH MO WILLEMS, Y’ALL! ::wakes exhausted post-NYE teens w/ shrieking::
Melissa also wrote a blog post about her experience.
Dona Gephart (@DGephartWrites): Thank you, @colbysharp @cybils. Am having hard time writing this morning. Happy tears keep getting in the way. Need some TP to wipe eyes. You can’t imagine what a happy surprise that was this morning, @cppotter. Overflowing with gratitude! Thx for the lovely nomination.#cybils
Leah Cypess (@LeahCypess): So… DEATH SWORN is a Cybils finalist in the YA spec fic category, along with 6 other awesome books!!!!!!
Sarah Dillard (@swdillard): This is nice news to start the new year with!
Laurie Thompson (@LaurieThompson): Be a Changemaker is a Cybils award finalist!
Laurie also wrote a blog post about it.
Marie Rutkoski (@marierutkoski): Happy new year, all, and thank you for so much TWCurse love.
Mark Pett (@MarkPett): 2015 is off to a splendid start. THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE was nominated for the @Cybils alongside some AMAZING books! http://www.cybils.com/2014-finalists-fiction-picture-books …
Cece Bell (@CeceBellBooks): Eek! THIS! Very excited and very humbled. Thank you, FM!
Tom Lichtenheld (@tlichtenheld): “This is A Moose” was nominated for a Cybils award! (because of the multiple personalities?).
Let us know if we missed anything, and we’ll do another round-up later on this month.