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June 01, 2007

Threepeat!

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For the third year running, Athena's gotten a creative writing award at the year end ceremonies for her school. Excellent. She's the writer in the Scalzi household with the most writing awards; the only way for me to catch up is if I win the Prometheus and the Fan Writer Hugo this year. I suspect I'll be continuing to lag behind. Fortunately, this suggests my daughter will be in a position to take care of me in my old age, which I plan on beginning around age 45 or so. Hey, she'll be 17 then. More than enough time for her to write a bestseller or three.

Posted by john at June 1, 2007 03:18 PM

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Aunt Heather | June 1, 2007 03:27 PM

Good job Athena!!! You go girl!!!!

Love, Aunt Heather

Bitter | June 1, 2007 03:40 PM

Congrats Athena!

-Bitter

Alex | June 1, 2007 04:16 PM

What happened to her other ear?

Shawn Powers | June 1, 2007 04:23 PM

Way to go Athena!

hugh57 | June 1, 2007 04:51 PM

Fortunately, this suggests my daughter will be in a position to take care of me in my old age, which I plan on beginning around age 45 or so. Hey, she'll be 17 then. More than enough time for her to write a bestseller or three.

Hey, why not? Christopher Paolini was only 15 when he wrote Erargon, and between you and me, I think Athena's at least as good a writer as he is.

You go, Athena!!

Sean | June 1, 2007 05:05 PM

Dare I ask that you post something of Athena's on your site?

John Scalzi | June 1, 2007 05:09 PM

I posted something from her last week, in fact.

Tor | June 1, 2007 05:23 PM

Congrats Athena! Maybe you could give your Dad some pointers on award winning...

Steve Buchheit | June 1, 2007 06:22 PM

Congrats, Athena! You rock.

(sarcasm)Okay, now your Daddy didn't help you with your homework, did he?(/sarcasm)

Der Wachtelschlag | June 1, 2007 07:50 PM

Mr.Hugh57-Has anyone ever told you that Paolini's mom and dad own a publishing company?

Good work, Athena! Hey, someday you may be up for a Hugo along with your dad. That might be cool. Though dangerous. (Hmm. If I vote for Mr. Scalzi, Scalzi the Younger will kill me. If I vote for Scalzi the Younger, Mr. Scalzi will kill me. If I vote for anyone else, they'll both kill me.)

PixelFish | June 1, 2007 09:15 PM

Congrats to Athena. :)

Chang, for rizzle. | June 1, 2007 09:39 PM

Congratulations Athena from your fan club in Maine! Keep on writjng on rocking!

- Chang, Lil' Chang and Mrs. Chang

Soni Pitts | June 2, 2007 12:53 AM

Wohoooo! Go Athena!

ajay | June 5, 2007 07:40 AM

What happened to her other ear?

Oh, you know. Artists.

Or she tried to tape something to the wrong cat. Not a pretty sight.

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