Yeah well, so I threw my name in to the Goodreads win a trip to BEA competition, because I enter lots of things (like the Dorito Art competition 25 years ago, for which I made a mosaic of the Venus de Milo from dorito crumbs) and because my optimism is such that it's easy to imagine, for a few minutes at least, that I stand a chance (sadly, one of the criteria in the dorito art competition was marketability, and I don't think there's much of a market for dorito crumb mosaics in general, let alone Venuses. It didn't win. But it was a freaking awesome work of art. Too bad it grew mold before a picture was taken of it).
So anyway, if you feel like voting for me, feel free to! This link will take you to the page of self-identified middle grade book bloggers, and if you see someone who you'd rather vote for (maybe because they live all the way across the country from NYC, instead of two states over, for instance, or maybe because you think they are more likely to interact with others in a less neurotically introverted way then me), please do so!