Monday, January 26, 2009

JERK, CALIFORNIA Wins ALA Schneider Award & TKA Jumps on the Twitter Bandwagon

Today, the American Library Association announced that Jonathan Friesen's debut young adult novel, JERK, CALIFORNIA is the recipient of the illustrious Schneider Book Award! The Schneider Award is specifically for books that embody the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Past honorees include Louis Sachar and Andrew Clements. Way to go Jonathan! For more info on the ALA Award winners, click here. To learn more about Jonathan Friesen, visit
Twitter fever has taken cyberspace by storm, and today The Knight Agency finally heeded its call. Our agents will be chiming in with the answer to that eternal question, "What are you doing?" Make sure to check us out at: Also, you can check out Deidre Knight's personal Twitter at

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Blogger Maureen McGowan said...

Congrats to Jonathan!

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 3:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger Shelli (srjohannes) said...

twitter is addictive.....don't look into the light!PS Congrads!

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 3:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Rebecca Chastain said...

Congratulations to Jonathan! If you want to hear more about Jonathan's experience getting Jerk, California published, check out We just posted an interview with him today!

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 5:12:00 PM EST  

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