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Norton!

Woo! Last night, FLORA'S DARE won the Andre Norton Award...

Thrilled, excited, stunned, amazed, wah-wah, all of those things. Sad that I wasn't there to woo in person, but the Amazing snurri did the honours for me, and even sent me a text pic of the thing itself. It was hard to see details on the small screen, but still it looked grand!

But I am sad that Snurri's SUPERPOWERS did not win the Nebula for Best Novel.  It's a great novel, and he's a great writer, and I am very very sure that this Nebula nomination will be the first of many nominations for many different awards.

I was in bed when the news came through; the Captain has been restless at night recently and as soon as he hits the rack I do too, as I know I might be up again soon enough. Of course, I am delighted to win, but I'd also like to exert my new found award winning power  (yah right!) to remind everyone of the other Norton nominees, worthy books all. Viz.,
I am also super happy that John Kessel's "Pride and Prometheus" won the Nebula for Best Novelette. I read this story in draft form the year I went to Sycamore Hill; to describe it as a mash up of FRANKENSTEIN and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (what if Victor Frankensteins had been a pal of Mr. Darcy?) is accurate, but the story is oh so much more. It is worth seeking out.

It's unspeakably gratifying to be honoured by one's peers in this fashion, of course, and hopefully the unspeakable gratification will give my current writing a bit of a boost. I'm still hacking away at FLORA'S FURY. I had to ditch the first 35K words that I spent three months working on and start over again--off to the wrong start--and now feel back into the scheme of things, but juggling a baby and a book ain't no joke, as I have discovered.

But that's tomorrow. Today is woot!

Yr. obt. svt.,

Y.S. Wilce


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kate_schaefer
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Many congratulations on a well-deserved honor!

See you at Wiscon.
neile
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Hooray! I am absolutely thrilled at this news.

I so love Flora's Dare, as does everyone I manage to thrust a copy upon. I'm looking forward to even more people discovering it.

Much love and congratulations to you and yours!
snurri
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Just got home; will post a better pic when am coherent. So pleased for you!
jplangan
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Congrats! Well-deserved!
cake_thornton
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Wow, that is spectacular. Congratulations.
darthhellokitty
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Best! Thing! EVER!!!!!
idony
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I've read the other books, and I feel your award was well deserved and definately earned!
tamaranth
Apr. 27th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Yay! This makes me very happy -- I adore Flora's Dare (and Flora Segunda) and am very pleased it's likely to get more readers!

(O how I long to read that 35K ...!)
sabriel_0405
Apr. 27th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's fabulous. So was the book! Very well deserved.
kylecassidy
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
so very happy for you!
oracne
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
*cheering*
stevenagy
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations.

And kudos on the Tiptree Honors List mention as well. I saw a post that you had made the list. :-)
deliasherman
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Happy giggles indeed. I'm so happy Flora's Dare took the Norton palm. It's a glorious book.
castellucci
Apr. 28th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
congrats milady. well deserved!
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