Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising has been added to the Texas Library Association's 2011 Lone Star Reading List. This is a big deal: the selection committee looks at all the books published over the year and chooses 20-- TWENTY!-- to recommend to Texas Middle Grade readers. This is a HUGE honor for this work.
Huge! This is a book with vampires and motorcycles. The kind of thing I wanted to read!
So: thank you genuinely and profoundly, selection committee. You are all friends and I deeply hope you know how thankful I am. I hope to see you all out there in the libraries.