Thank you! Thank you! & Thank you!
Thanks to my fabulous readers, two of my works have made the shortlist for the 2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards!
AHI KA, co-authored by Eileen and Alicia Ponder, and winning entry of the NorthWrite 2013 Collaboration competition, is shortlisted for BEST SHORT STORY.
TWISTY CHRISTMAS TALES is shortlisted for the BEST COLLECTED WORK.
The final votes will take place at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of NZ (SFFANZ) convention in April. Only SFFANZ members can vote to determine the final recipient of the awards.
I’m thrilled to see that many of my awesome writer friends have also made the shortlists in a wide variety of categories. I’m honoured to be nominated amongst such great company, including Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts, editors of Baby Teeth, who accepted my first published short story, Dad’s Wisdom for their anthology.
Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist. It’s a great achievement. And thanks to my readers for liking my stories enough to nominate me.