Freia Lockhart's Summer of Awful won the Children's/Youth Literature Award in the 2014 Australian Family Therapists' Awards for Children’s Literature. Aside from being superchuffed about receiving my first award, I'm so pleased for my little book, which I fear I really neglected in the post-baby haze that was 2013.
The award committee said it was a 'good depiction of family working
together through the crisis, healthy role modeling, good boundary
setting, open and honest communication, intergenerational support all
encompassing the ability to be courageous and determined'. Noice!