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‘Archibald’ Wins a Moonbeam Award October 19 2011
When we first read SherMay Loh’s manuscript for Archibald and the Blue Blood Conspiracy, we couldn’t put it down. We knew immediately that it was something special. And now, it looks like prize committee of the Moonbeam Awards are the latest folks to agree with us.
SherMay is the first author in Southeast Asia to bag an award at the international Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Young Adult fiction. And she is only the second in SE Asia ever to be “anointed” with a Moonbeam! (The first person was Emily Lim, also from Singapore, for a children’s picture book.)
And just how did she beat a thousand other entries, from all over the world (but mostly from America) to bag the Bronze Award for YA fiction? You’ll just have to read her book to find out. Though there is no prize money, SherMay will receive a medal, a certificate, endless publicity and some serious author “street cred”: PRICELESS! Congrats SherMay! We look forward to your next book, Archibald and the Black Knight’s Ring, out in 2012.