I can’t believe it… I’ve been nominated for a Ditmar Award for Best New Talent!
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me for this wonderful honour – I’m seriously indebted to you 🙂
For anyone who doesn’t know, the Ditmar Awards celebrate achievements by Australians in speculative fiction writing and I’m so chuffed to have received this vote of confidence from a community of writers I respect so much.
This past year has been a good one for me: winning some awesome short story competitions, working with my agent to get my debut novel published, writing a second novel, winning Best Book for the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day challenge (as well as Best Illustrations and Most Sponsorship Raised), being called a writer who “deserves your attention” by Tangent Online reviewer Lillian Csernica, who also gave me a star review (and she doesn’t give too many of those out), being selected as 2014 Contributor for Writing Novels in Australia, being asked to judge the 2014 AHWA short story competition, publishing some short stories, getting semi-finalist in the internationally prestigious Writers of the Future competition… and now this! I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you all for your support.
Congratulations to the other nominees, and best of luck to the ultimate winner. Voting to decide that winner is open now and can be made by any member (full or supporting) of Conflux 9 or Continuum 10. The list of finalists is online here, so have a good look and vote for what you believe is deserving.
How to vote?
If you’d like to vote for me or anyone else, you can do so via this online form: http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2014, or by downloading the form at http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2014/2014_Ditmar_ballot.pdf then emailing it to the organisers at: ditmars [at] sf.org.au
Voting closes Wednesday 28th May.
Between now and then I don’t expect I’ll be writing much – since I’ll be crossing all my fingers and toes to win! Just imagine how much champagne I’d pop if I did!!
The competition is very high this year, so cross your fingers for me!
And thank you again for having me in your thoughts 🙂