A few weeks ago, I traveled to Atlanta to receive the Milner Award, which is voted on by the children of the Atlanta area. As I've often said, these sorts of awards mean the most to me, because they come from the people who matter most -- the kids! I had a great time at the convention center, talking with about 1700 fourth and fifth graders. The Milner committee shipped the award home for me, and as you can see it's beautiful and delicate. I was a little worried it might break on the way, but it just arrived safely. Thank you again to the Atlanta librarians and other committee members, and especially to the young readers of Atlanta! The kids and I decided it's really high time I set a scene in their city, so look for Atlanta in an upcoming book . . . And now, back to writing.
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