14, 15, 16

30 Jan

Sunday is February 1st, 2015 and Fiona will turn 14.

Fiona

 There were some points last year when I worried she wouldn’t make it to this auspicious day. I worry a little, too, because both Clara and Louie died when they were 14. Fiona has a tumorous lump on her back that is now bleeding. Fortunately, she just had bloodwork  done and it came back good. Dr. Davies, our vet, has given the green light for the surgery that will remove it. I’ve scheduled that for President’s Day.

morris_seal

Sunday, February 1st is also my first official day as a member of  ALA’s 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award committee. I’ve read a few debut novels and the committee has had some initial e-mails back & forth, but today it all becomes official. I’ve already booked my flight & hotel for the ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco, where I will meet the committee members for the first time and we’ll really dig into the job. But, for now, I am simply reading. Unfortunately, I cannot write about any of them, not until Feb 1, 2016 when my term ends. I am keeping careful track, so, when the time comes, I can share things I think you will like.

 

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2 Responses to “14, 15, 16”

  1. The Styling Librarian January 30, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Congratulations!! 🙂

  2. Run A Muck Ranch February 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Happy 14th! May there be many more!

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