Monday, April 30, 2012

Queen of Teen 2012 - Shortlisted Authors

The shortlisted authors for the 2012 Queen of Teen (including one man!) have been announced:
Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the shortlist for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Thousands of heartfelt nominations have been received from teenagers across the country and voting is now open to find this year’s Queen of Teen.
The ten fabulous authors who have made the shortlist are as follows: Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and our first ever male shortlisted author, James Dawson.
The award will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in July 2012, when the writers of the best nominations will be invited to mingle with their favourite authors, invited journalists and other special guests. The ceremony is to be held at Queen of Teen HQ in leafy Surrey and will be superbly pink and sparkly – a truly majestic celebration of this thriving and important genre!
Teens and tweens can now vote for their favourite author from the shortlist by visiting Queen of Teen has attracted tens of thousands of votes from young readers across the globe and last year resulted in the fabulous author of the Chocolate Box Girls books, Cathy Cassidy, being crowned Queen of Teen. On being crowned Cathy said: “I've had lots of fun since being voted Queen of Teen... it's an amazing award because it's all about YOU, the super-cool reader gals out there. Your votes and views really DO count!”
Vote before 25 June to have your say at the Queen of Teen website. Queen of Teen is also on Facebook and Twitter: @QueenofTeenUK #QOT2012.

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