e.E. (Eunice) Charlton-Trujillo's FAT ANGIE has gone a lot of places and done a lot of things. It got starred reviews from PW and SLJ; it won the Stonewall Award, was nominated for a Lambda Award, and made the Rainbow List; it inspired Eunice to take an impromptu book tour, which turned into a documentary film-in-progress and spawned a whole movement, Never Counted Out, "a creative revolution to inspire at-risk youth." And it was only Eunice's third book! Can you imagine what she'll do with a fourth under her belt?
We're about to find out! Eunice's WHEN WE WAS FIERCE, a YA novel in a low-income urban setting, follows a group of friends trying to stay out of gang warfare, was just signed by the editor of FAT ANGIE, Joan Powers of Candlewick. And off we go!
Huge congratulations, Eunice!