2014 Cartwheel for Best Written - A Snicker of Magic
"I wish I could magically teleport myself there to spend time with you guys today, and thank you in person. Since I can't do that, I'm sending these words via your beloved librarian, Mr. Steve.
I am so honored and excited to receive a Cartwheel Award for Best Written Book for A Snicker of Magic! The fact that this award comes from young readers, like all of you, makes it the most special award I could receive. I know you read so many books this year, and I'm thrilled you saw something about this story you liked. I hope you all had fun in Midnight Gulch!
Most of all, I hope you know that your words are magic. Sometimes, I think it's hard to remember that at your age. Even if this had been a dumpy year for you so far, don't forget that you matter so much. And your voice matters so much. You have so many great books to read, friends to make, and stories to tell."