I’m currently moonwalking (badly!) across the floor and singing Elvis Presley’s well known song about America’s playground to myself, because I’ve confirmed that I’ll be attending the 6th annual Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards in Las Vegas!
This incredibly exciting event runs for 3 days, starting on October the 13th and ending with the Vegas Valley Book Festival on October the 15th. The reason I’ve been invited is because my 4th ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s book, titled ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’, won the Chapter Book category of this prestigious book awards.
I discovered this fantastic news a few weeks ago and I must confess that it’s still sinking in! It’ll be the first time that I’ve attended a book awards ceremony of this magnitude and abroad before. My husband Matt is coming as well, in some vague attempt to try and keep me calm and help me behave like a grown-up! I already feel like an over-shaken bottle of pop, waiting to explode with excitement at any moment! Goodness only knows what I’ll be like when we get there!
Most of this 3 day extravaganza will take place at The Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas. This hotel has a water slide running through the hotel! If that’s not exciting enough, then this particular water slide also happens to pass through a shark tank on its way through the hotel! Whaaaat! http://www.goldennugget.com/lasvegas/pool_thetank.asp I promise to report back following this chance-of-a-lifetime trip, providing I haven’t been eaten by any of these sharks!
Wishing you a wonderfully whimsical weekend.
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.