Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Queen of Teen: Maureen Johnson clinches the title as thousands vote!

Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the winner for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Author of the Name of the Star and 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson rallied her fans and followers to vote her in as Queen of Teen 2012!

Maureen will be officially sworn in as Queen at a glittering award ceremony on Friday 6th July 2012 surrounded by fans, invited journalists and not to forget the marvellous nine other shortlisted authors, Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and our first ever male, James Dawson.

New York based Maureen has, like the other shortlisted authors, enlisted the help of twitter to gain support for the title. Noted as “one to follow”, Maureen has campaigned for the title with series of hilarious award and Queen related tweets. James Dawson’s twitter campaign also raised a few smiles with his adaptations of film and music posters.

On receiving her crown Maureen said “I am thrilled to be crowned Queen of Teen UK. I look forward to bringing some American blood to your royal line.   It is true we rebelled against the very idea of a crown, but I am prepared to put that aside and rule with a fair and temperate hand, and not to fire a few triumphant rounds in the air during the ceremony. And as my first official words as Queen, I would like to say, YEEEEEHAAAAW! ”

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!

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