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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | 2016 is Getting Better

2016 is Getting Better

Tome SocietyYou may recall I started off the new year with a broken foot and 3 weeks of immobility. That was followed by 2 weeks walking in a boot — during which I managed to wrench my knee. When the boot finally came off, I discovered that I was not going to bounce right back to my pre-injury level of activity.

But things are almost back to normal now. I’m exercising again. My foot hardly ever hurts, although my knee is not finished complaining yet.  Better yet, my schedule is full of Skypes and school visits and book festivals — a far cry from those endless January days with nothing to do.

virginia-reader-choice-logo-2012I’ve also learned that The Eighth Day  was nominated for two 2016-2017 state lists — the Virginia Readers Choice Award and Georgia’s Tome Society IT List. Yay!

The dark days of 2016 are over, thankfully.

What’s bringing sunshine to your life lately?

16 Responses to 2016 is Getting Better

  1. mshatch says:

    Woohoo for the nominations! TED deserves it!

  2. Congrats on the nominations. Glad life is getting better. I’ve had a hard start to the year too, so hoping things get better.

  3. Congratulations on the nominations!
    Sorry your recovery has taken so long. You’re almost there.

  4. Tiana Smith says:

    Yay! I’m glad you’re feeling better. 🙂

  5. Hilary says:

    Hi Dianne – gosh that’s wonderful news all round – it was an uncomfortable beginning to the year. But these invitations and nominations are great to see .. I’m sure The Eighth Day will do really well … congratulations and now here’s to a very good bubbly rest of the year – cheers Hilary

  6. OMG congratulations!!! Two awards. So excited for you! Very deserving, too. I’m reading The Eighth Day right now and it’s phenomenal. Glad to hear you’re on the mend and preparing for your “book tour!”

  7. Congrats on two fronts: that foot healing wonderfully well and your two nominations. Both are super news.

  8. J E Oneil says:

    I’m glad you’re healing up. What an awful start to 2016. But with that award things are really looking up!

  9. Lexa Cain says:

    That’s great news about TED (and about CG, too). You’re racking up the libraries. I hope you recover completely very soon. 🙂

  10. Anna says:

    Congrats to you.

    A broken foot can mean weak bones. You may want to consider getting your bone density checked to stay safe.

    For me, the sunshine is down a long tunnel. I can see it, but can’t feel it yet. 🙂

  11. Congrats! Good news! It’s good to hear your mobile again, soon you’ll be bouncing around again I’m sure. 🙂

  12. Big congrats on the nominations-yay!!! And even a bigger yay for getting back underway. I’m sure you’ll be all over the place before you know it.

  13. I’m so glad your life is looking up, Dianne! I’ve been injured before, and it’s always a huge relief when you finally start feeling back to normal.

    What’s bringing sunshine to my life? All the good people I have around me, especially my online and blogging friends. You guys are the best–I’m very blessed in that regard.

    Have a great weekend!

  14. ChemistKen says:

    Hopefully the recovery is almost over. I can imagine how the pain and discomfort of the boot might have made it harder to concentrate on your writing. Congratulations on the nominations.

  15. Congratulations! And it’s good to hear you’re healing up, too; I remember your posts about how hard that was on you. >_< I've been doing better recently due to figuring out a lot of stuff about my writing – not easy lessons, but good things to finally know.

  16. Joanne Fritz says:

    Congratulations on the state list nominations! That’s wonderful. Glad you’re on the mend. This presidential campaign is depressing the heck out of me, but at least my writing is going well.