Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Author in the Making

MOOD STATUS: "Pumped". Got 41% of my WIP done so far.

Hey, all! In case your electricity went out, your Internet service was disrupted, or you were temporarily blinded and missed my Facebook post and half a dozen of my Tweets, I'll repeat my announcement.

I got an email Monday morning telling me that my book Georgie on His Mind was one of the CataNetwork Single Titles Reviewers' Choice award winners for 2010.

I know. I'm shocked too. But it's so nice to be surprised like that.It's not often that a little G-rated romance will get such recognition, so I really have to milk it while I can. :)

Actually, I think my little girl is following in my footsteps already. I noticed these stapled little packets (books) that she's been putting together all over the house recently. When my hubby asked her where she was getting the inspiration to write books, she stated simply, "Mama."

Aww.... that's my baby!

Well, I have to share a few pictures of her most recent work, entitled: Moose.

(Titles obviously aren't her forte)


"DISCO MOOSE" (my personal favorite with the sparkly coat and cool hairdo) LOL

In other news, did you know that February is Library Lovers' Month? Yeah, either did I.

So go love a library and take out some books this long President's weekend! That's what I plan on doing--along with mattress shopping. :)

Have a great weekend!


Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting.

I LOVE the Lady Moose book. (I was never a disco queen though.)

I also didn't know you were a Red Sox fan. Maybe this year?

Laura Pauling said...

That's terrific news! And knowing it's a G rated book means people really liked the story! Even better.

Sheila Siler said...

Congrats - and I applaud anytime that anything G-rated gets recognized! Hope you find a great mattress this weekend!

Diane said...

I see the talent and love the Moose series in the works. Adorable!!! :O)

Congrats on your book BTW!

Misha said...


Must be an awesome feeling. :-)

Debora Dennis said...

Of course I didn't miss the news - congrats on your award, it is well deserved.

Mattress shopping, it's on my list for the near future too - have fun! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, ladies!

Anne: YES, even with Pedroia not 100%, I think the Sox can do it this year. :)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Oh there's nothing like a good mattress!



~ Wendy

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Oh there's nothing like a good mattress!



~ Wendy

Jamie Grey said...

Congrats! That's fantastic news!!!! *throws confetti*

And your daughter's books are adorable! I think you have a budding author on your hands here!

Joanne said...

Raising my coffee cup in a celebratory toast to your Award ... Cheers :)

Karen Lange said...

How exciting! Congratulations! So happy for you. :)

Love the Disco Moose!

Happy Friday,

Linda Kage said...

YAY, congrats!!! That's so awesome. And I agree; Disco Moose looks fun.

Linda G. said...

Oh, congratulations! That's just fantastic. :)

And I love Lady Moose and Disco Moose!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Congratulations again! :) And I love those pictures by your daughter. Definitely a future author in the making. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats, Jennifer! I did miss the news but only because I was three-quarters dead. I'm much better now. :)

I'm proud of your little girl. That is way cute, and what a nice tribute to mom.

Tamika: said...

I'm the dud that missed the news! Congratulations Jennifer! This is amazing:)

I am so happy for you, and I can't wait to read this book!

Dawn said...

Disco Moose, too cute. And congrats on your good news.

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Great news! Congrats! And I love Disco Moose....

Erin Kern said...

Congrats on your success Jennifer!

Jill Kemerer said...

Disco Moose--how cute is that??

Huge, Big, Mega Congratulations on your award!! Yay!!!

PatriciaW said...

Congratulations, Jennifer!

And ya gotta love a Disco Moose!

Rula Sinara said...

I'm not surprised, Jennifer! You know how much I love that book. Congratulations!!!

Too cute about the Moose series :). My youngest makes stapled books too...and he charges a quarter per book, lol.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

I'm so excited for you, Jennifer. Congrats! These are moments to cherish. love the moose pics, cute! Enjoy your weekend.

Dawn Simon said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! That's great!!

Your daughter's pics are adorable. Kids are the best. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I think this is AWESOME!!! I would go an celebrate.

alexia said...

Congrats! How cool!

And OMG, I love Disco Moose!

Anonymous said...


Moose pictures are cute. : )

Wannabe Writer said...

Double congrats! 41% and an award- fantastic.

Disco Moose is probably dancing in gold stilettos as we speak.