Fairytale Factory author, Eileen Mueller, wins Sir Julius Vogel Award 2016 for Best Youth Novel with her book Dragons Realm.
The award was announced at the National Science Fiction and Fantasy convention held in Wellington over Queens Birthday weekend.
Dragons Realm is a work of interactive fiction set in a fantasy world. Each thread delivers a different story, allowing the reader to deal with issues of bullying, often with humor.
The award was presented by internationally acclaimed fantasy author, Juliet Marillier.
Eileen Mueller said, “I love Juliet’s books, I was thrilled to learn from her over the weekend and overwhelmed when she presented my award.”
Mueller’s book is part of our You Say Which Way series.
Fairytale Factory director Deb Potter said, “We were honored to have two books nominated for the Vogels this year. Both have great story lines.”
Fairytale Factory’s other nomination was Peter Friend’s Deadline Delivery, where the reader is a courier in a dystopian flooded city.