That evening I felt my phone vibrate and discovered a list of missed calls from my friends. Oh no! Why was everyone trying to call me? Something terrible must have happened. And then I remembered. They were meeting each other at the CBCA event. They were probably asking me for each others' phone number. Yes, that would be it.
No! They were ringing to tell me Captain Sneer, the Buccaneer was on the Notables List for Picture Books! I had forgotten it was even possible. Even then I didn't want to get excited in case they had made a mistake. But Shelly sent me photographic proof. My book really is notable. How exciting!