We are very excited to announce that our book, Rescue Me was honored by the Dog Writers Association of America as the winner of the Maxwell Medallion in the Human-Dog Bond Books Category.
The Dog Writers Association of America awards banquet was held on February 15, 2015 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Fortunately, the event coincided with my winter vacation from school and I was able to attend. To make the evening even better, my sister Gerri and my father, Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio, joined me for the banquet. Good thing, because there’s no way I would drive into the city. Thankfully, Dad is fearless and knows the city well, so we braved the cold, snow and traffic to get there.
After an enjoyable dinner, we waited anxiously and clapped happily as the winners of 46 categories were announced – winners of blogs, stories, articles, books…We were category 47.
And then it happened. My name and book were called. Yay, we won! I No sooner did I get back to my seat when I heard my name called again. Rescue Me won the ProPlan President’s Award for Best in Show among all the categories. Woo-hoo!
The evening was full of other highlights as well. We had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with wonderful dog writers. We shared our table with Carol Bryant of Blog Paws and Fidose of Reality, Pet and Lifestyle Writer, Jen Reeder, and Master Blogger Flea Christenson. We had great fun cheering for each other.
To top the evening off, I was interviewed by Megan Blake for Pet Life Radio and The Dog Show.
Special thanks to the DWAA judges for choosing Rescue Me, and to you dear reader for supporting Rescue Me’s mission to raise awareness and funds to help homeless dogs. We couldn’t do it without you.