I am honored to announce that Blue Thread has received the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature, a category of the Oregon Book Awards. The announcement came last night during ceremonies at the Gerding Theatre, and this morning my local (and favorite) florist delivered this flower arrangement from my current project managers at Ooligan Press. Thank you, McKenzie! Thank you, Kelsey! Thank you Ooligan! A small press with a big heart. I’m so glad to be working with Ooligan again on a companion novel.