Highly Commended

For those who know me, you can imagine that Simone's expression here was pretty much my reaction upon hearing that (soon to be published) Simone in France was shortlisted and then "highly commended" in the Published Author's Illustrations: Illustrated Picture Books category at the Children's and Young Adult Writers & Illustrators (CYA) Conference in Brisbane on July 1.

Oh, and if you're wondering, Simone here has just discovered the fève (i.e., charm) in her slice of galette des rois. Good thing Lilou is around to help her celebrate.