Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cybils Shortlists

The Cbyils Shortlists can be found here. As I mentioned back in October, I was a First Round Panelist for MG Speculative Fiction so that particular list is special to me. Now I know exactly what goes into this process: the work, the discussions, the compromises. I have to say that despite how time consuming it was it was one of my favorite things to do. I hope I have the opportunity to participate again. It was a great experience and I "met" someone wonderful people.
Here is the shortlist my panel decided upon:

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Lockwood &Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Rose by Holly Webb

Sidekicked by John David Anderson

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore

All of the other lists are wonderful too. (I particularly like the YA Fiction list.) Go check them all out!


Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your hard work.

Brandy said...

Thank you, Charlotte!

Cecelia said...

I'm so glad I know now what's involved! It was daunting, but overall a really great experience.

Brandy said...

It was fun. And I enjoyed getting to know everyone on our panel!