Oregon Spirit Book Award

May 17th, 2015

Oregon Spirit Award sticker

Absolutely Truly cover 2014

I’m thrilled to announce that my book ABSOLUTELY TRULY is the winner of this year’s Oregon Spirit Book Award in the Middle Reader category!

*::* throws confetti! *::*

This award is presented each year by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE) to “the author of a distinguished contribution to children’s literature or young adult literature that engages and encourages readers’ imagination, discovery, and understanding, reflecting the spirit and values held by Oregonians.” Wow! To say that I’m honored is a vast understatement.

I’m in SUCH good company on the list of winning and honor books — which includes a number of dear friends! I share weekly writing dates at our favorite coffee shop with Susan Blackaby, for instance, who received an honor in the picture book category for The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon (a book I ADORE!). And there’s also my friend Trudy Ludwig, honored for her moving story Gifts from the Enemy, and Eric Kimmel and Graham Salisbury and April Henry and Elizabeth Rusch and Barbara Kerley, among others.

Fine Oregonians all, and fine writers. Congratulations, everyone!



12 Responses to “Oregon Spirit Book Award”

  1. Congratulations Miss Frederick!! It’s so awesome that people are recognizing your amazing writing!!

  2. dogluv says:

    congrats miss heather! ABSOLUTELY TRULY is an awesome book! Question: will the winner of Leila Howland’s giveaway be announced on your blog?

    • heathervogelfrederick says:

      Thanks! And yes, the winner of the giveaway will be chosen tonight and announced here tomorrow. 🙂

  3. Hannah says:

    Congrats, Heather! I’m so happy for you! 😀

  4. Zoie says:

    Wow! That is such amazing news! Congratulations on your achievement, Absolutely Truly has always been a winner to me! 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    Great job! Obviously u won! U r a great author!

  6. Jenna C. Stone says:


  7. Malika says:

    That’s fantastic! We’re all so proud of you! 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!! 🙂

  8. Jenna C. Stone says:

    I LOVED ABSOLUTELY TRULY! I GOT IT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND FINISHED IT YESTERDAY! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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