I recieved word from my publisher tonight that my second novel, Red Ivy Afternoon, is a semi-finalist in the 2007 Independent Publisher's Awards (IPPY) in the category of "Science Fiction/Fantasy". The IPPY awards are a major national award for small presses and independently produced books. It's a little like the Sundance Film Festival for literature.
I won't know until May 18th if I've won it, but I'm honored to just make it this far. Two other books released by Silverthought Press last year, which I respected enormously, did not make it. Even though I thought for sure that the brilliant "Iota Cycle" by Russell Lutz was a shoe-in for the Sci-Fi category. I am absolutely thrilled that Red Ivy Afternoon made it to the top 6 semi-finals, and I'll keep you posted on the results when I know more.