Yesterday, while checking my email at work (where I was busily removing a virus from an infected PC), Rajan Khanna emailed the members of my writers group to congratulate us on our World Fantasy Award nominations. My jaw dropped when I saw the names. Not one, but three members of Altered Fluid were nominated in various categories. N.K. Jemisin for Best Novel, Mercurio D. Rivera for Best Short Fiction, and — holy crap! — myself for Special Award, Non-Professional for my work on Sybil’s Garage and Senses Five Press. It was a pretty intense moment, not only because it took me completely by surprise, but because I then had to go back to work and try not to beam like a madman.
I’m so proud of my friends, Nora & Mercurio for making this list. Both work so hard and it’s nice to see them getting their well-deserved attention.
There are also many fine nominees in the Special Award, Non-Professional categories, and I’m very flattered to be included among this list. Also, I want to send my huge congrats to all the nominees! I wish you all good luck. Can’t wait to see everyone at WFC.