Well, some rather fabulous news arrived today: fellow New Zealand fantasy author and good friend Helen Lowe won a Gemmell Morningstar award (best new talent) for ‘The Heir of Night’!
This makes me happy as a clam, of course, so permit me a moment to smile fishily. 🙂
I suspect – I’m not absolutely sure – that Helen may be the first woman to break through the shortlist barrier and actually win that award. I’d love to find out if so… a double cause for celebration.