Portland, OREGON Ooligan Press is pleased to announce that Oregon native Karelia Stetz-Waters has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for her young adult novel “Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before,” published October 2014.
“Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before” has been nominated in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category. The book tells the story of small-town high school student Triinu Hoffman, who must navigate through bullies, first loves, and the upheaval of LGBT rights in 1990s Oregon.
Now, in its twenty-seventh year, The Lambda Literary Awards, aka The Lammys, is the nation’s preeminent award for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books. Stetz-Waters has been nominated alongside writers published by the likes of Simon & Schuster, Candlewick Press, and Harlequin Enterprises. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 1 in New York City.