October 5th, 2016

AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES has won the Copper Cylinder Award!

It’s a serious pleasure to let you know that An Inheritance of Ashes, a book with apparently more energy than me, has won the 2016 Copper Cylinder Award in the YA category.

The adult category winner is Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal To Noise, which is a neat, unique first novel, and the company just makes this that much better.

I will post pictures when pictures are for the having. :)

September 14th, 2016

AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES Has Won the Sunburst Award!

Now that it’s official:

I am thrilled to let you know that An Inheritance of Ashes is the winner of the 2016 Sunburst Award in the Young Adult Novel category.

It’s recognized along with Gemma Files’s incredible Experimental Film in the adult category, and Catherine MacLeod’s “Hide and Seek” in the short fiction category.

Given the amazing works on the longlist and shortlist, this is about three times the honour it would normally be, so: A million congratulations to everyone — winners and nominees! — and, well. Thank you. So much.

Details at the Sunburst Society’s own page!

April 27th, 2013

Above and the Auroras.

Embargo is off!

I’m honoured to announce that ABOVE is a nominee for the 2013 Aurora Award for Best YA Novel, alongside work from Kelley Armstrong, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Neil Godbout, and Mitchell Plested.

–and that “Hold Fast”, which appeared in Strange Horizons last June, is nominated as well in the Best Poem/Song category, alongside work from Carolyn Clink, David Clink, Sandra Kasturi, and Helen Marshall.

The final ballot’s available for your examination here, and congratulations to everyone nominated!

February 20th, 2013

Norton.

I am so bewilderingly surprised to say this, but:

Above is a nominee for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Also known as the YA wing of the Nebula Awards.

Official announcement here, rife with jaw-droppingly good company: congrats to everyone on the ballot!

(I continue stunned.  The Nebulas.  What a world. )

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