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I just got my first professional review for my upcoming MG novel, The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez (Carolrhoda 2016). You guys, it was a starred review from Kirkus!!

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/robin-yardi/the-midnight-war-of-mateo-martinez/

Celebrate with me for just a minute. Let's do the star dance together (you don't even have to get out of your chair):

 :goldstar
#1 - December 11, 2015, 12:20 PM
Robin Yardi
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THEY JUST KNOW: ANIMAL INSTINCTS
THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ

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Congratulations!!! That's a wonderful review and you had me at skunks stealing a trike!!!

:goldstar

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#2 - December 11, 2015, 01:12 PM
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ROBIN! So well deserved! Love love love this book.
xo
#3 - December 11, 2015, 01:38 PM
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Congratulations, Robin!   I remember reading a little of the story at a retreat a few years ago, and I'm so happy for you! :goldstar
#4 - December 11, 2015, 07:54 PM
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I'm not usually one for dancing, but it certainly seems appropriate here. Congratulations!
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#5 - December 11, 2015, 08:44 PM
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Congratulations, Robin! That's fantastic.  :running
#6 - December 11, 2015, 08:58 PM
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Thank you for dancing with me, everybody!!

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#7 - December 12, 2015, 07:36 AM
Robin Yardi
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THEY JUST KNOW: ANIMAL INSTINCTS
THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ

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So wonderful, Robin!!!  :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :broccoli :carrot :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :ceilingdance
#8 - December 12, 2015, 11:27 AM

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woo hoo!
#9 - December 12, 2015, 02:26 PM
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You must be so thrilled! Congratulations!!!

 :stars3 :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay  :stars3
#10 - December 12, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Congrats. Keep up the hard work!
#11 - December 13, 2015, 06:12 AM

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 :stars3  :stars3  Congrats, Robin! Your book sounds like my kind of thing.

 :reindeerhead (We don't seem to have a skunk smiley so I'm awarding you a Rudolph for his star-shiny nose.)
#12 - December 13, 2015, 12:15 PM
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Congratulations!   An MG!
#13 - December 13, 2015, 12:18 PM

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I never, until this thread, fully understood the importance of emoji!

Right on, whoever makes these happy little things!
 
:hi5
#14 - December 13, 2015, 08:35 PM
Robin Yardi
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THEY JUST KNOW: ANIMAL INSTINCTS
THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ

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That's great! May it be the first of many stars in your firmament.
#15 - December 14, 2015, 05:20 AM
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Wow, Robin! What an awesome review! "A magnificent novel"--words you can treasure forever. Huge congratulations to you!  :stars3
#16 - December 15, 2015, 07:09 PM

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Robin, that's incredible! HOORAY!!  :goldstar
#17 - December 17, 2015, 08:30 AM

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 :goldstar This is wonderful news, Robin! Congratulations! :goldstar

#18 - December 21, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Congratulations!  :sled
#19 - December 21, 2015, 05:25 PM
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That surely is a sparkly star. What a wonderful review. Congratulations.
 :goldstar  :star2  :stars3  :yay

#20 - December 26, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Dancing with you - You're the STAR!!   :goldstar
#21 - December 26, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Congratulations! I like this star dance!  :goldstar
#22 - December 31, 2015, 09:00 PM
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Sorry I'm late to congratulate you, Robin, but WOW....Major Kudos! The Kirkus review was amazing and your book sounds outstanding and wonderful! So happy for you! Happy 2016!   :stars3 :star2
#23 - January 01, 2016, 06:53 AM

Wonderful! Go you! Can't wait to read it!
#24 - January 01, 2016, 07:08 AM
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HOORAY!
#25 - January 01, 2016, 07:21 AM
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Congratulations :)
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