OK,OK I can finally tell all my readers, friends, and family the NEWS that I have been holding at my Publisher’s and the awards Committee’s request for 2 weeks!
My Book SO FEW ON EARTH has been SHORTLISTED for the DEMOCRACY 250- EAST COAST AWARDS!
Keith and I will be driving down to the ceremonies in May, and my publisher and everyone is so excited, following is the message to Dubdurn
As outline, the shortlist will be announced on March 22nd. According to the information package I am sifting through, the winner will be revealed at a celebration on May 19th at the Aldernay Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
I will be sending additional information to the prize committee today, along with more review copies.
Josie, please note that the awards coordinator — Wanda Taylor — may be in touch with you in the coming weeks to discuss your availability for certain events. I will let you know if I hear anything from her directly.
How Kool is this???????
First message to Regarding Nomination.
Congratulations once again on your nomination for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award. I’m sure you’re excited and it will be hard to keep it quiet until the shortlist announcement!
I am sending the awards committee some extra info, along with your headshot. Could you please confirm that the image attached is the one you’d like me to use?
Hi Josie, I am glad you are as thrilled as we are at this nomination. As we agreed we must keep it confidential until the short list is announced. Marta, can you find out how soon after the shortlist is announced they announce the winner. Here is the description of the Award from their website:
Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Of all the wonderful books produced by Atlantic Canadian authors and publishers, a considerable percentage are books of historical writing. To honour this characteristic of many of our region’s best books, in 2009 the Atlantic Book Awards Society created the Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing and received an endowment from the Democracy 250 committee to fund the $2,000 annual prize.
This newly created book prize recognizes an author (or authors) who excels at illuminating the Atlantic region’s vibrant history and acknowledges the work of the publisher who makes the book available.
Maybe I’ll see some of you there!
Cheers for now
I’m so glad to be finally able to tell you and talk about it….phew…keeping secrets is HARD!