We'd like to interrupt National Independent Booksellers Month for just a moment to announce the winner of the 2009 fAiRy GoDsIsTeRs, iNk Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference Scholarship. The winner receives a $1500.00 cash grant to pay for travel, lodging, tuition, and manuscript critique at the August conference held at the tres chic Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
And our winner is . . .
Amy Lynn Spitzley!
Amy hails from Traverse City, Michigan and was nearly dumbstruck at the news. In the manner typical of so many creative folk, her first question was "Uh-- didn't very many people apply?" We loved her humility, when in fact, her essay was absolutely bang-ON. And one of three hundred entries!
Having recovered her wits, she had this to share today. "I owe a huge debt to the godsisters. Their magic is gently forcing me to get out of my shell. Having written down many thoughts, promises, and ideas in my essay, I intend to live up to as many of them as I can in LA--and have fun in the process!"
We want to thank all our Honorary Godpersons who contributed toward this scholarship! (You know who you are!)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...