*climbs onto soapbox* *teeters*
I don’t usually get on soapboxes. I have poor balance and I don’t like it when everyone looks at me like that… Yeah, like that. But I just noticed that the deadline for voting for the Hugo Awards is approaching–March 10th!
If you attended Worldcon last year or have a membership for this or next year’s Worldcon, you are eligible to vote for the Hugo Awards. Please do! The good news is that even if you can’t make it to the convention, anyone can buy a non-attending membership for $60 which will let them vote for the awards, but I don’t actually know who does that.
Anyway, I love books for children. Probably 90% of my leisure reading consists of middle grade and young adult books. I write young adult books. So I was very pleased when I heard last year that there was a proposal to add a new award category for Best Children’s/Young Adult Book.
And I was shocked when it was voted down.
Continue reading ‘think younger’
I’m comfortable enough with the fact that authors have to promote themselves, but I like some aspects of that reality better than others. I don’t like doing the “hard sell,” and I don’t like awards season. But I would also feel remiss if I didn’t mention my award-eligible works, because hey, I’m proud of them, and this is the first time I have an actual novel as a contender.
So I humbly submit my first novel, FAIR COIN (Pyr, 2012), for your 2012 awards consideration. There is plenty of information about it right here on this site, with links to most of the reviews the book has received, including this outstanding one from io9.
If you are a SFWA member, I would be honored if you would include FAIR COIN among your nominations for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book on your Nebula Award ballot. Ballots are due tomorrow, Feb. 15 by midnight PST!
If you are a voting member of the 2013 Hugo Awards, to be presented at the 2013 Worldcon, please consider adding FAIR COIN to your ballot under the Best Novel category.
As it happens, I am also eligible this year for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Voting ends March 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Thank you for your consideration!
So, the nomination period for the 2011 Hugo Awards closes this Saturday, March 26th at 23:59 PDT, which seems fairly specific. I know it’s the longest of long shots, but hey, a story of mine was published in 2010 and apparently I’m not the only one who thinks it’s pretty good.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw my story into the ring, so here goes. If you have a supporting or attending membership to the 2011 Worldcon in Reno, Nevada, and you’d like to consider nominating my story, “My Father’s Eyes” (Sybil’s Garage No. 7, July 2010) for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, just e-mail me or contact me through Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal or whatever (I’m pretty easy to find online), and I’ll send you a free electronic copy. Please indicate whether you’d like it as a PDF, EPUB, or RTF document. You don’t even have to like it, but of course, I hope you do!