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Queen of Teen 2012 shortlist announced!

OMG, the Queen of Teen shortlist has been announced!


OMG, the Queen of Teen shortlist has been announced!
Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the shortlist for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Thousands of heartfelt nominations have been received from teenagers across the country and voting is now open to find this year’s Queen of Teen.
The ten fabulous authors who have made the shortlist are as follows:
Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and the first ever male shortlisted author, James Dawson.
The award will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in July 2012, when the writers of the best nominations will be invited to mingle with their favourite authors, invited journalists and other special guests. The ceremony is to be held at Queen of Teen HQ in leafy Surrey and will be superbly pink and sparkly – a truly majestic celebration of this thriving and important genre!
Teens and tweens can now vote for their favourite author from the shortlist by visiting Queen of Teen has attracted tens of thousands of votes from young readers across the globe and last year resulted in the fabulous author of the Chocolate Box Girls books, Cathy Cassidy, being crowned Queen of Teen.
On being crowned, Cathy said: “I’ve had lots of fun since being voted Queen of Teen... it’s an amazing award because it’s all about YOU, the super-cool reader gals out there. Your votes and views really DO count!”
Notes for editors
The Queen of Teen competition was launched to acknowledge the hugely significant part that fiction can play in the teenage years, and to encourage girls to turn off their computers and mobile phones and pick up a book instead. Queen of Teen has a dedicated website with information about the award’s history, details on how readers can vote for their favourite authors and pictures of the last two award ceremonies.
For further information on Queen of Teen and any of the shortlisted authors, or to arrange exclusive competitions, author interviews, or a press pass to the award ceremony, please contact Donna Stevenson on or by telephone on 01483 412 612.
You can also find Queen of Teen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @QueenofTeenUK #QOT2012
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