Oh my goodness, does it get any better? Just as I'm getting used to the fact that the 'Alby' books have won awards in the past few weeks, I receive an email to say that 'Quizzical' has just won 2nd place in the 2017 US Purple Dragonfly Awards for Middle Grade Fiction. Now THAT was totally unexpected. Judging is based on content, originality and overall readability, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. The judging panel includes industry experts in specific fields as well as experts in editing, bookselling and publishing. Every entry is read by each of the judges and all books must be up to publishing industry standards or they don't progress through the judging process. I am so thrilled and excited to be the recipient of this award.