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Feeling the love: Jumping for Cybils (and Valentine’s) Joy

photoAwesome picture, right? That’s me and my hubby doing a heart-shaped jump for joy. (And yes, that’s our sassy old-man Siamese stalking away in the background. He was not impressed by our acrobatics). Earlier this week, we went to do a photo session at jumpshots, an amazing studio in Toronto that is the brainchild of Margaret Mulligan. She is as lovely as she is talented. If you’re in Toronto and you’re in search of a fun way to spend an evening, I can’t think of a better suggestion than a photo shoot at jumpshots.

Today is not just Valentine’s Day (reason enough to jump around, all heart-shaped), it is also the day when the Cybils 2012 Winners are announced. Here’s the link. I was on the Fantasy and Science Fiction YA panel this year, and it was a treat to be able to discuss the finalists with such a smart group of bookish people. I think you’ll find our winner, Seraphina, is definitely worthy of a heart-jump.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Cybils Day!


This’ll be fantastic: Cybils 2012

I’m waving celebratory sparklers over here because I’m pleased as punch to announce that I’m a second round Cybils judge in the YA Fantasy and Science Fiction category this year. I’m on a new team for the first time ever. How exciting! And what a team it is. I’m happy to be working with these fantastic bloggers:

Round 1
Kim Baccellia
YA Books Central

Flannery Carlos
The Readventurer

Aurora Celeste

Tanita Davis
Finding Wonderland

Karen Jensen
Teen Librarian’s Toolbox

Sheila Ruth
Wands and Worlds

Hallie Tibbets
Undusty New Books

Round 2

Emma Carbone
Miss Print

Zac Harding
My Best Friends Are Books

Kerry Millar
Shelf Elf (Right here!)

Tasha Saecker
Waking Brain Cells

Nicole Signoretta
booked up

Nominations begin very soon, on October 1st. I’m already thinking about my top picks. If you don’t know how the Cybils work, you will find answers to all of your questions here.

I’m going to go have some cake now.