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January 23, 2006

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Mary Lee

CONGRATS! Princess Academy was one of my picks for the 2005 awards! I'm glad the committee knew a great book when they read it!

Stephanie Ford

I can't believe it!!!! The Newbery Committee got it right! You really deserve this award. Congratualtions! I'm so excited for you.

Laura

Congratulations!

We watched the webcast this morning, hoping, praying, and then . . . dancing!!

Okay, only I was dancing.

susan

So happy for you-- congratulations!

Stephanie

I KNEW IT!!! CONGRATS!!!!

andrea

de-lurking to say congrats! i've been reading this site for months and months now and you're such a sweet person and *excellent* writer. congrats!

Isi

Congratulations from the gang at Readerville!

Corrie

Congratulations!!!!! I am not surprised -- it's truly an excellent book!

Marcus Aurelius

Yippeee! Not bad for some goat herder from the backwoods. :D

Well done, Shannon. Here's to years more of well deserved accolades!

Show those punks to make fun of *me* reading Princess Academy on the bus! (Hello? Newberry Honor? Illiterate Philistines!)

Word up from your 'Y' chromosome possessing fan-base.

Esme

Congratulations! I think Princess Academy should have recieved the Medal but I'm glad that you are so happy you go the Honor. Good job and I know there are more to come!

Cindy

Congradulations! I've been lurking here for months since Uncle Orson's reviews prompted me to read your books:) It's nice as an aspiring writer to see that, yes, things can work out in this challenging profession. Happy writing!

Jill-sama

That's awesome! Congratulations!

kate

CONGRATS!!!! You are such a good writer and a really nice person! You totally deserved it!

On a side note: when i got Enna Burning (at this little book shop about an hour away) i opened the cover and your autograph was/is in there! i was SO excited!

by the way the book store is in WI!

Kate

Jaclyn

wow- Congratualtions!! That's so amazing- not surprising though. It's such a well written book, and I love the characters!

Jenn

Congratulations! I've been waiting for this since The Goose Girl. I hope this starts a trend of shiny stickers on your book covers!

Kelly

What fantastic news! Congratulations!

Julie

Congratulations!! I'm really happy for you, although I can't say that I'm surprised.;-)

librarian in small utah town

I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!!!

children's/YA librarian in MA

Congratulations! I am so excited and happy for you and feel a little teary as well! I have been a huge fan of your books since I read "The Goose Girl"-- I tell everyone I know about it!-- and I'd been hoping and hoping for awards for you. You are an excellent writer and should receive such accolades. This is the first time in my memory that I've loved an author's work and then been around when she's received an award. I'm so thrilled that I bought both "The Goose Girl" on audio for my library and "The Princess Academy" recently. :-) Again, congratulations, Shannon! :-)

Sylvia

I love all your books and I'm so glad you got honored for your hard work. I, myself, write stories and it is hard work.Oh, and I loved your reflect on the conversation when you found out over the phone...that was funny!!

~Sylvia

Marie

Wow! Congrats! That's so cool. You totally deserve it. I'm so happy for you. :-)

Emily

Wow! I am so happy for you! I can imagine how happy you are right now! Thank you for writing such a good book!

Bonnie

Shannon, You are by far my favorite author. You deserve this wonderful award. I'm sure that the Newbery loved talking to you on the phone because you are so real. You are who you are and that makes you great. You had better use gold colors in your next book so that the gold seal will look good on it!

I want you to know that I am not the only one in Mongolia that loves you books. Many people here are reading the ones I brought from the states. God bless you.

What a great Birthday present this is. Happy Birthday!

Bonnie

Shannon, You are by far my favorite author. You deserve this wonderful award. I'm sure that the Newbery people loved talking to you on the phone because you are so real. You are who you are and that makes you great. You had better use gold colors in your next book so that the gold seal will look good on it!

I want you to know that I am not the only one in Mongolia that loves you books. Many people here are reading the ones I brought from the states. God bless you.

What a great Birthday present this is. Happy Birthday!

Jaya Lakshmi

...And this is your THIRD novel? This is so cool!
And about the design, I don't know. Post up a picture of Princess Academy's cover when it gets the Newberry sticker.
Robin McKinley won a Newberry Honor for the Blue Sword, so that makes it even cooler for you! (She also won the medal for The Hero and the Crown.)

Julia

Good work, mate! You really deserve it! Congratulations!

heidi

Shannon-

I am an ELPer at West, (where you went,) and when they announced that you got an award I shot my hands up in the sky and said "YES!" Then everyone looked at me...
Anyway, I just want to say Congrats! You ROCK! Keep writing!
Your Great Fan,
Heidi

EraLeti

Cha cha cha, Shannon. Salutations, you are a marvelous writer indeed and congratulations to ye!

Hannah

Congratulations! :-D

Sam fr Australia

Congratulations Shannon! What a tribute to all of your hard work!

Tiffany

Who would have thought, as we set ourselves to the challenge of writing our first novel in the summer of 1999 that you would be a Newbery Honor winner? I did! I knew it, knew it, knew it! It is killing me not to talk to you or celebrate with you. Stoopid big continent! I hope you are up on every table tonight in your go-go boots, tiara, and feather boa because, honey, you DESERVE IT!!!!

Big hugs!!!

Demi

All I have to say is congrats and I'll give you a YAY!!

Carol and Brian Moss

Way to go, Shannon!!!! Congratulations, dearest!!! You are a gem - a bright, shining gem!!! We are very proud of you and share in your joy!! I cried reading about your crying. You do convey good strong emotion!!! What a gift. Love to you and Dean and Max. What a team of great people you are!!

Elizabeth

Wow... I'm not entirly sure what to say! I had a hard time not crying myself when I heard that Princess Academy won the Newberry Honor Award! If there ever was a book that deserved it, this book does!

Holly

CONGRATS!CONGRATS!CONGRATS! I absolutely LOVED Princess Academy, you so deserve the award!

Biel

You deserve it. Congrats.

Kim

Congratulations! And, thank you for sharing your experience with us. You brought tears to my eyes.

Anna

Wow... that's just- wow!! I'm so happy for you! You deserve it.

AM

Congrats--I'm very happy for you.

elizabeth

oh, wow. Congrats, congrats, congrats. I am so impossibly happy for you --- I most definitely cried myself when I heard. Well done, well deserved.

rindawriter

Congratulations on the Newberry honor! I look forward, with great delight and eagerness, to reading all of your books.

Thank you for sharing your experience on the Net. And for all the great information on your website as well. Appreciate it.

Isabelle Missbach

Everyone says congratulations, so, just to be refreshing i say....

SUCKS TO BE YOU!

but i don't mean it! you really are such a cool author.

Gina Ritter

This post made me cry!!!

This is the first time I've seen this blog - Was sent to me due to the award thing. Love it!

Mary

Woot! Congrats on the award! I sense more shiny stickers in the future!!

Mary T Mom of four

How FABULOUS!!! So very happy for you, Shannon. I LOVED Princess Academy and I look forward to your future publications. Your talents deserve this recognition! Just HAD to add my congratulations to the rest of the crew here.

roz

Hi, this is my first time to your blog. Heard about your good news post from another blog and wanted to stop by and congratulate you!! Loved your account of the phone call and most importantly , I look forward to reading your book!

lix

aaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiii!
Oh what bliss! what glory! What splendiferous magnificence1 oooh, i'm thrilled! almost as thrilled as i would be if it were i...i gosh, i'm crying, this is wonderful! Fabulous! Stars! Fireworks! Rose petals!

Jordan

YAY!!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. If any book deserves the award, Princess Academy does. And I really mean that.

Carson McComas

Hey Shannon, that's wonderful news, thanks so much for sharing. How cool. And well deserved, PA is such a delightful read. I totally loved it.

Anne Marie

That's so cool!! Congratulations on winning the Newbery honor! I can see how you were crying! Great job!!! I'll be sure to read it. :)

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