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The letters “OBA” are so auspicious

Not only are they the first three letters of our president-elect’s name, they are also the acronym for the Oregon Book Awards. The ceremony was last night.

One of the many fabulous things about writing YA is that during an awards ceremony that has many categories, YA is generally one of the first to be announced. We are, like, the sound editing of literature.

So I got to spend most of the evening dazed and thrilled, but relatively relaxed in the knowledge that The Rules for Hearts and Linda Zuckerman’s excellent and creepy A Taste for Rabbit had tied — I believe in the first tie to be awarded in the YA category.

Pictures to follow.

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  • caleb
    November 10, 2008 at 11:43 am


  • Jim O.
    November 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Wonderful. Congratulations! And wonderful again.

  • Jeff C
    November 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats, Sara! Now I’ll have to read A Taste for Rabbit if it is as good as Rules.

  • Katie
    November 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Yay!! Congrats!

  • Paul Tobin
    November 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm


    We should have dinner together to celebrate your incredibleness!

  • Jeff P
    November 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Yea! Congrats — you deserve it!

  • vj
    November 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    You go, Sara! You kick such ass!

    And Jeff, A Taste for Rabbit sounds pretty darn good. I immediately went home and put a hold on it at the library.

  • Susan Denning
    November 11, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations Sara! It was great to meet you on Sunday!

  • James Ratcliffe
    November 11, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    That’s awesome, congratulations! *internet high-five*

  • Marsha
    November 13, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Hey, Sara,

    Just saw on MCL’s site that you won again. Congrats! That’s awesome! Hope you’re doing well!


    Marsha Rakestraw
    (former MCL School Corps librarian and now humane educator)

  • Ali J
    November 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations on the award, Sara! Looking forward to reading your next project!