August 22, 2006

I Would Like to Thank My Parents, God and L. Ron Hubbard

So it turns out that King Dork has been nominated for a Quill Award.

Al Roker apparently announced the nominees at noon today (EST) on a live webcast on MSNBC, but I couldn't get the webvideo player to play. It seems to be "for real" though.

It's a sort of American Idol-esque readers' choice kind of deal. If you feel like helping me out, you can vote for King Dork on the web in two categories by clicking on these links:

Young Adult/Teen;


Book of the Year

The voting goes from today through 30 September, and the winners are announced on 11 October. Then there is an awards ceremony thing in New York that is going to be on TV and everything.

There's some stiff competition, but it would be pretty cool to win, so if you can bring yourself to vote for King Dork I would really appreciate it.

(My buddy Lane Smith is also nominated - so vote for him in the Children's Illustrated Book category - as well as Als Gore and Franken, Calvin Trillin, Stephen King, Stan Lee, Lemony Snicket, Joan Didion, Tim Russert, Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Garrison Keillor, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, EL Doctorow, David Mitchell, Julia Child, Barbara Ehrenreich, Frank McCourt, and The Dalai Lama. So it should be a pretty good "black tie affair," though if the Dalai Lama doesn't have to wear a tuxedo, I'm not wearing one either.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 22, 2006 07:02 PM | TrackBack

hmmm...up against Stan Lee. Don't know about that. Congrats, though. That's super awesome. And I'm definitely gonna vote for you!

Posted by: Amy 80 at August 22, 2006 11:25 PM

congratulations! i voted for ya.

Posted by: aaron at August 23, 2006 02:02 AM

I voted as well. Interesting note: on my Amazon Plog for Dr. Frank, this post is titled "I Would Like To Thank My Parents, God, and Ayn Rand," not "...and L. Ron Hubbard."

Posted by: Don at August 23, 2006 04:05 AM

Oh snap, that's awesome! I voted. Twice.

On a totally unrelated side note, we were about this-close to calling you at work today for a very important question about dairy cows that had to do with the manuscript I was reading, on account of Steve says you know practically everything about everything, even about livestock. We found the answer online before we had to go about bothering you, though. (The answer was, as I had suspected, that dairy cows can in fact NOT be milked when they are baby calves, contrary to what was written.)

Posted by: Sasha at August 23, 2006 05:14 AM

You got my vote, even though it BOTY there was some stiff competition with "Marley and Me", Jim Henson and Stan Lee. EXCELSIOR!!!

Posted by: Zaphod at August 23, 2006 03:06 PM

Congratulations on your Frank-mentum. I hope you win & get to meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--that guy's rad!

Posted by: clamps at August 24, 2006 03:55 PM

good luck...i voted for you

Posted by: steve at September 5, 2006 10:21 PM