October 14th 2010

The last day has been so exciting. I received a package in the mail from the Canada Council this morning including a sheet of 'Finaliste des GG' foil seals to stamp on to the cover of my books! (Look how lovely they look with the seal! Growing up, I used to think that books with those foil seals must have been very special books, which makes this feel so surreal).

I want to thank everyone for all of the kind words of encouragement over the last day. It's been pretty overwhelming!


  1. Congratulations Melinda!
    I love how you looked up to the gold seal when you were little, and now, you are one of them!
    This is huge news! I am so happy for you!

  2. Amazing Melinda! and yet at the same time, totally not a surprise at all when you consider your talent. This has brightened my day!


  3. congratulations. I love the book - this is a well deserved honour!

  4. Thank you Celine, Sarah and Elena!

  5. Congratulations, I'm from Huntsville and just saw the article in the Forrester! I went to Sheridan many years ago and am just getting back into illustration after many years away. To get a book published would be exciting enough but to be up for a Governor General award is amazing!