I didn't win the Blue Peter Award this week. But being on the shortlist was amazing. Unbelievable. I was really happy to see the short film they made of one of the scenes.
And the book that won it - by Matt Haig - is very good. So are the books by Andy Stanton and Jeremy Strong. Just to be in their company was a real thrill.
There's some good stuff on the Blue Peter wesbite about the award. Try out http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/central/bookclub/#/lb/central/bookclub/exclusives/tipsputdown to hear writing tips from Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty and me.
Congratulations to Matt Haig, anyway. We're up against each other for the Calderdale Book Award too, so maybe I'll get the chance to equalise. Or maybe not...