|The Gemmell Mornmingstar Award|
On Tuesday May 1, I posted here about my excitement that "The Heir of Night" (The Wall of Night Book One) had recently made the shortlist for the international Gemmell Morninsgtar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer.
On the morning of Saturday 16 June (the evening of June 15 in the UK) I received a phone call from my London editor to say that The Heir of Night had won — yes won! — the award. Needless to say I was over the moon — and although it is a few weeks on now, would love to share some of the photos with you.
And yes, you're right, the award on the left really is made of solid crystal!
Obviously winning a major international award is tremendously exciting in and of itself.
|The award with the ceremony invitation & programme, with the English language editions of HEIR|
|My UK editor, Jenni, receiving the award on my behl|
So a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for The Heir of Night, many of you right here on the Supernatural Underground—because we couldn’t have done it without you!
And the flowers, wine and chocolates to go along with the award were rather nice...
Plus my "author's words" have just been added to the Gemmell Awards' site: you can read them here.