Award News Updates

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 39 comments

I’ve received a lot of emails in the last few weeks, mostly asking the same questions. I owe a post on that soon. But for now,Β let me catch up on some news:

* I’m super excited to announce that THE FALSE PRINCE is a finalist for the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. This is an award nominated and voted on by indie booksellers to “reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages.”

Winners will be announced on April 18. I will say that the other finalists include some absolutely amazing books, so I’m exceptionally honored to be among them.


* THE FALSE PRINCE is also the winner of the 2013 Middle Grade Fiction Award from AML (The Association for Mormon Letters). My many thanks to the judges of that contest.

* THE FALSE PRINCE has been nominated for other awards or lists as well. These include:


The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award.

– It is a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

– It has spent several weeks on the NYT Bestseller List or extended list, ranging in position from #4 to #14.

– It is on the 2013 Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list.

– THE RUNAWAY KING received a starred review from Shelf Awareness. I love stars!








  1. Yay Jennifer! You so deserve it. So excited for you.

    • Thanks Natalie!

      • I am loving your book so far i hope you write a sequel to the false prince.

        • It’s actually a trilogy, Paul. Book 2 is THE RUNAWAY KING and Book 3 is THE SHADOW THRONE. Both are already available. I hope you’ll get a chance to read them!

          • i am a big fan of your books

          • Thank you very much, Daniel.

  2. Congratulations! Those rewards are well deserved. I absolutely LOVED The False Prince and just got a hold of The Runaway King. I’m so excited for it!

  3. Wow…congratulations! You deserve to win those awards and more. The False Prince was an unexpected surprise for me last year (in an awesome way!) And meeting you in Seattle was the highlight for me this year πŸ˜€ Can’t wait for book 3 πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you for the kind words, Kim. And I’m so glad we got to meet in Seattle, though I suspect you have far more awesome highlights in the coming months. Best wishes –

  4. Your books rock your gona win

  5. We all knew The False Prince would shine! Just like Sage, you can’t hide talent ;D

  6. Congratulations!!! LOVED these books. Any idea when #3 will come to the Kindle world?!

    • Thank you Kay – it will probably be released next spring. Maybe March `14?

  7. I wonder what whould have happend if jaron/sage chose imogen instead….

  8. I just wanted to say how happy I am to have stumbled across the Ascendence Trilogy. It really was by accident, but an extremely happy one. I’ve been listening to the audiobooks and Charlie McWade is a fantastic narrator and you, a fantastic author. Can’t wait for the third book and I hope you win.

  9. I loved The False Prince and The Runaway Prince. When does book 3 come out ?

    • Thanks Laura! Book 3 will be released sometime next spring – likely March, I’d guess.

  10. when is the next book coming out i cant wait i loved your other books sooooo much!!!! :]

  11. oh ok i did not see your comment on the next book they r the best books i have ever read besides the chance.

  12. I love how the falling action and ending ends up blind siding you with something you would never see coming! Keep up the good work can’t wait to read book 3 when it’s out I finished the first 2 books in 4 days I’m a really really fast reader and just like jaron I I through books quickly when it interests me

  13. i just got reading the runaway king it was soo good not to rush you but i was wondering when you think the next book will come out i know you just got done with this one and you are prob working really hard i am just excited!!!!!!!! :-]

    • Maria, I think the next book will be out next spring. I’m glad you’re excited for it – me too! (And yes, you may call me a friend!)

  14. p.s please write me back

    your fan and friend maria :]
    if its ok if i call u friend ;]

  15. Yay! Great book! πŸ˜€

  16. Love this series plz email me any new books you are coming out with plz

    • Chris, the best way to see what books I’m releasing is to keep an eye out on this blog. I should have a new book each winter and end of the summer.

  17. a night divided was a great book:) you should make a secual to it on how there life goes on in west going to read THE FALSE PRINCE now beacuse of how good A NIGHT DIVIDED was. keep writing:):):)

    • Thanks very much, Brady. There won’t be a sequel to A Night Divided, but I am working on another historical that will have a similar feel called “Resistance,” due in Fall 2018. I hope you’ll check it out!

  18. I Jennifer I love your book a night divided and am doing a book report on it. I was wondering if you could tell me any awards it has one.
    Thank you

    • Hi Jenna – use this link here and then scroll down near the bottom where it lists awards and mentions. Thanks much!

  19. i love your book so much. you inspire me a lot. and your books are even better the 2nd time i read them!

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