To my utter shock and delight, my novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award in the novella category.
The Prism is sponsored every year by the FF & P Chapter of the RWA and presented at The Gathering ceremony to celebrate excellence in Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance. And it just so happens to be one of the prettiest trophies ever created. I've coveted one for years.
Needless to say, I was ridiculously thrilled, hadn't prepared a speech because I didn't imagine I'd need one, and winning next to my dear friend Isabo Kelly was icing on an amazing cake. After the awards were presented I had the privelege of being on a panel, upon which I babbled excitedly. Well, no one can say I don't absolutely love what I'm doing.
(From L to R, fellow Prism Winner and fellow Dorchester author Colby Hodge, Isabo Kelly (with baby Destructo) and I)
The next day Toni McGee Causey creator of one of my favourite characters, Bobbie Faye, took me to lunch and took this, the excitement still not having worn off, clearly...
Thank you to the entire hard-working FF & P Board and all the Prism judges for making a dream of mine come true.