"This news is making me do cartwheels, somersaults, and handsprings! Thank you for this honor. It means so much to me to have kids voting on this award. You may know that Lifeboat 12 was my very first middle grade novel. To have it voted as "Best Written" in the company of such wonderful books? Well! You've inspired me to try to write another. I hope to be able to visit [you] in the future. In the meantime, many thanks for being such wonderful readers and for sharing books with your friends. You rock!"