Some of us, not all of us, in the library business dream of someday finding our own works on the shelves of our local branch library. I know for I started a book not too long ago. I hoped it would shake up the literary world and send those who sent me packing to the local big box store to pick up a copy of their own. Hasn't happened yet. All the same it's great to read stories about colleagues who share that love of reading and writing and storytelling and, in turn that love into published books. Ms Patron did one better: she turned her imaginative work into a Newberry Award. How wonderful is that?
Nice story. Now it's time to find a copy of the book. See you at Barnes and Noble.