CHOCOLAT author Joanne Harris receives MBE during the Queen's Birthday Honors!!
This great news was obtained from this bbc.co.uk article which contains more information and the others recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honors List! Congrats to everyone being recognized!!
"Novelists Jackie Collins, Kate Mosse and Joanne Harris have all been recognised for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, with Collins and Mosse - of Labyrinth fame, both being made CBEs and Harris, best known for Chocolat, being made an MBE.
Harris, 48, said she hopes the honour gives people the message that "writing is important".
"It is always nice for the world of literature when writers get an acknowledgement or an honour," said the author of more than 15 novels. "It gets the message to people that writing is important and that it deserves praise.""