I've been away from my desk since yesterday, when I received word the THE PRINCE'S DOOM is one of three finalists for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction! This is my first chance to share the announcement I got in the mail:
The finalists for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction are:
This Old World by Steve Wiegenstein
The Prince's Doom by David Blixt
Lusitania REX by Greg Taylor
Needless to say, I'm beyond honored, and proud to be in such company. I'm also so touched to have the congratulations and support of so many other authors who were long-listed for this award. Their graciousness and good humor is why I so love the HF community.
The winner will be announced at the Historical Novel Society conference in Denver this June. I'll be there the day before, leading two lengthy workshops in swordplay. Honestly, winner or no, I'll be joyful to be with so many friends, celebrating and enjoying company. The problem is that with all the panels and events, there won't be enough time to socialize and play!
So thank you to the organizers of the award, and all the readers out there who make me feel so very lucky to do what I do. And see you in Denver!!!