The Whitney Awards are a pretty prestigious literary award in the LDS community. And I am SO VERY SUPER THRILLED that both Nameless and Pretty Little Dead Girls are both finalists in the Speculative Fiction category! I’m running with Anika Arrington, Michaelbrent Collings, and Brandon Sanderson. That’s right. I’m in the finals with those three! Isn’t that amazing?
Nameless: The Darkness Comes is also in the running for Best Novel by a New Author. And that is just amazing to me.
I can’t tell you what it’s like to have people not only reading my work, but feeling strongly enough about it to put it up for awards. Thank you. It means so much.
So there’s a gala in May and I’ll be sitting at a table with my friends. We’ll wear pretty dresses and eat dinner together without children crawling in our laps, and we’ll smile and laugh and cheer for each other. It will be a beautiful night.
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THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN TO A NICER PERSON AND GREAT WRITER!
Congratulations! Deserving you are. Awards you will receive.
Congrats, Merc! You deserve it!
Mercedes, how wonderful! That is so very great! You are so deserving. Hugs, Ardee-ann
Yay! Congratulations my friend. Have a blast at the thing. 🙂