Ya’ll, LOSING CLEMENTINE was short-listed for the Balcones Fiction Prize. I’m so pleased I could bust. Huge congratulations to the winner, Hanna Pylvainnen, for We Sinners. I’m going to celebrate my runner-up status with a tiara and a cookie. You know what? TWO cookies. This is special.

I’m in fantastic company. The whole short list was:

Relative Strangers by Margaret Hermes
Sighs Too Deep for Words by William Jack Sibley 
Slant of Light by Steve Wiegenstein (Blank Slate Press) 
The Galaxie and Other Rides by Josie Sigler (Livington Press) 
The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets by Dianna Wagman (IG Publishing) 
Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream (William Morrow)

Cookies and tiaras for everyone!