Wednesday, March 15, 2006

In Which I Soundly Administer Myself a Good Pat on the Back

C'mon, I don't often get the chance to do this!

I'm delighted to announce that The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II (that's my baby), has been named one of 15 finalists in the Historical Fiction category of ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Book of the Year Awards. The awards were established to reward "excellence in publishing from independent presses."

According to the ForeWord website, 604 finalists in 55 categories were chosen from 1,540 book submissions. Winners will be announced in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2006.

OK, back-patting's over!

7 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

That's nice. Congrats.

Carla said...

Congratulations! Have they reviewed it? I couldn't find a review when I put the title in.

Marg said...

Congratulations Susan!!! I'll have everything crossed for you!

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks, ladies! No review from ForeWord, as far as I know.

Alianore said...

My congratulations too! Great news!

NonAnon said...

I think a little back-patting is in order! Congratulations, not only on the publication of your book, but also on its nomination by ForeWord Magazine. I've not traditionally been a big historical fiction reader, but I am a big fan of independent presses, so I'll have to track your book down!

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks!

By the way, I saw on your profile that you listed Saint Maybe as one of your favorites. That's my favorite Anne Tyler book. Looking forward to her new one coming out this spring!