Nothing helps in curing two months of debilitating back pain and a kidney stone attack like finding out that one of your books, Dog Night at the Story Zoo, has been nominated for the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey! Award. Why? Because ironically, oy vey is what I’ve been groaning of late, and laughter is medicine, and an award celebrating funny books is kind of related.
It’s also a great honour. Those of us in Vancouver knew Joan to be a very funny soul who was taken from us much too early. This award was set up by some of her writer friends.
Dog Night at the Story Zoo is a graphic novel illustrated by Vick Nerino and published by Tundra Books