Congratulations to My Favorite Author in the Whole Wide World, a.k.a. my wife, Jennifer Ziegler, on the recent naming of her middle grade novel Worser (Holiday House) to the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award‘s list of 2023 nominees for Grades 6-8!

“The Buckeyes are one of the few reader’s choice awards in which students get to nominate the titles as well as vote on the final winners. The only adults who may submit nominations or votes are teachers and librarians who are representing a group of students from their school or library. This allows the Buckeyes to be truly a student-chosen award in all aspects.”

The timing is terrific, seeing as how the paperback edition of Worser comes out in just a few weeks (and can be pre-ordered here).