Daily Writings

PNBA Shortlist

I’m extremely honoured to share that Speed of Life has been included on the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association 2018 Shortlist. Out of 420 nominated books, they chose 12 and only one Young Adult novel! To find out more about it, visit their site.

Here is a list of the nominated books:


You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
A Memoir
Sherman Alexie

American War
A Novel
Omar El Akkad

This Is How It Always Is
A Novel
Laurie Frankel

All’s Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson

The Hope of Another Spring
Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness
Barbara Johns

Speed of Life
J.M. Kelly

Little Blue Chair
Madeline Kloepper, Illustrator
(words by Cary Fagan)

The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
Boxed Set: The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real
Ursula K. Le Guin

The Book of Mistakes
Corinna Luyken

Dead Feminists
Historic Heroines in Living Color
Chandler O’Leary and  Jessica Spring

A Novel
Emily Ruskovich

The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Jonathan White