Happy New Year!

It’s been a happy time around here with the waning of the old year and the beginning of the new one. We got a little extra visit with the grandboys before Christmas and had lots of fun playing with them and watching them open presents. This was the little one’s second Christmas, and at 20 months, he’s finally gotten the idea of ripping paper off packages. Big brother was not happy that Daddy wouldn’t let him open all his packages with many small pieces, but he had to go back home Christmas afternoon.

The next day, we headed off to Colorado Springs to visit with the other grandboy who lives in Chicago, but was visiting his other grandparents in Colorado. It was so much fun to see him, even though he was a bit clingy with mom & dad, because he wasn’t at home in his own place. I of course caught some kind of cough/crud from one of the three little guys, but finally have some good drugs and am beginning to get better. So, the brain has essentially been turned off for a couple of weeks and now I have to get it turned on again. Still haven’t finished the book.

I did come home to the very lovely news that The Compass Rose is a nominee for the RT BookClub Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2005. Given that it is up against some seriously big names in fantasy, (like Lois McMaster Bujold for The Hallowed Hunt) I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated.

I’m not even sure when the winners are announced. When is the RT convention?

A shout out to my fellow LUNA author, C.E. Murphy for the nomination of her book, Urban Shaman, for Best Modern-Day Fantasy Novel of 2005. Congratulations, Catie! LUNA is beginning to make its mark.

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