Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Heading Home . . .
. . . no, I didn't get the Anthony.
C'est la vie.
But I did get to spend time with lots of wonderful writers and readers and most especially with Herself, my editor, a once a year treat.
No, we weren't all on stage for the awards so there was no way to do the jumping and squealing thing.
But Julie Hyzy, who won the Best PBO Anthony, was certainly the most enthusiastic in her acceptance speech.
The winner of the Best First Novel -- where you'd really expect to see some Sally Field moments -- was, unfortunately, deceased and his publisher and translator, who did the accepting, were suitably subdued.
And I didn't even take pictures of the event, having left my camera battery in the charger back in my room.
But, without further ado, here are the winners.
Best Novel The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
Best First Novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson Best Paperback Original State of the Onion - Julie Hyzy
Best Short Story "A Sleep Not Unlike Death"- Sean Chercover
Best Critical Nonfiction Work Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography -Jeffrey Marks
Best Children's / Young Adult Novel The Crossroads - Chris Grabenstein
Best Cover Art The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -Peter Mendelsund- Stieg Larsson
And no, I'm neither disappointed nor depressed, having not ever really thought it might be a possibility (except for about a nano-second before Julie's name was called.)
Beginning August 30, I will be leading a Prose Fiction Critique Workshop through Great Smokies Writing Program.
This course offers intermediate and advanced students a chance to have up to fifty-four pages of their work -- fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or any combination thereof -- critiqued by their peers and thoroughly line-edited by the instructor. There will be brief writing sessions, responding to prompts designed to expand each writer's range. There will be laughter and, sometimes, cookies.
The class will meet at The Asheville School from 6 to 8:30, once a week for fifteen weeks. For more information, go HERE.
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I'm the author of The Elizabeth Goodweather Full Circle Farm Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell. The series includes SIGNS IN THE BLOOD (LA MONTAGNE DES SECRETS in France), ART'S BLOOD, (LE SECRET DES APPALACHES in France,) OLD WOUNDS,IN A DARK SEASON (Anthony Nominee, Best PBO), and UNDER THE SKIN. There's also THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS (a spinoff/standalone)chronicling the unexpected life story of Miss Birdie, one of Elizabeth's neighbors.
Currently I have just completed a historical novel, dealing with a massacre in my county during the Civil War.
I came to this weird business late (my first novel was published in 2005) and am still trying to figure it out.
As my novels are set in a place much like my real life home, I thought I'd use this blog to share pictures of our farm and county. I've been blogging for nearly nine years now, on an almost daily basis, and the topics have ranged from writing, chickens, food, books, quilts, flora and fauna of all sorts, to the occasional tiny rant. There's no plan, but there are lots of pictures.
There's more information about me and my books on my web site: http://vickilanemysteries.com/