This weekend, I’m tabling at a local women’s craft event. That’s been going well, but my point here is something completely different.
I met a woman who was helping with the event who said her daughter was so very excited that I was there because Cat Moon was on a reading list at her school.
“Wait. What?” I said. Yeah, Moreland Ridge Middle School in Blue Springs, Missouri, has my book on a reading list. I cannot even imagine how that’s possible, and I was completely and utterly gobsmacked.
Yesterday, I got to meet the girl. She confirmed that her librarian had the book on her reading list, but she hadn’t read it yet because she was still on the waiting list. Pretty sure I sucked my breath in embarrassingly loudly.
My book. My beloved Cat Moon has a waiting list at the school library at a Kansas City metro area middle school. I can’t even.
I’ve emailed the librarian at Moreland Ridge to get more information, as well as to check that they have the new and improved version, and not the borked one my first publisher put out. I definitely want libraries with those to get new ones.
Now, no matter how many books I sell, it can’t top that!