Who'd'a thunk it? I'm scunnered.
Of course they give awards in, like, 45 categories ranging from Vampire & Werewolf Romance (2 separate categories!) to Medieval Historical & Sensual Historical . . . but still, as dear Oscar said, "There is one thing worse than being nominated, and that is not being nominated" - or something like that. And I didn't get the nomination - I mean, I'm Romantic, but not in a prize-winning way . . . .
The Award-nominating Review of TPOTS is here. It's actually very smart & good, as are all the RT reviews (I've just unearthed) of my books. Yay, RT! Who knew?
So do nominees get a Trinket? I would so love a Trinket from RT. I bet it's Pink.
Reviewers' Choice Awards honor the best books of the year. The winners and nominees are selected by our staff of over 50 reviewers representing the readers' voice in the women's fiction industry. Full list of nominees will run in the March issue of the magazine. Winners will be announced in their June issue and at their annual awards ceremony at the end of April.
That's the official word. But since my kindly editor sent me their PDF of the entire list, I'm free to congratulate fellow nominees:
Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Karl Schroeder, Tom Piccirilli. John Scalzi, Jo Walton (SF) + Sam Barone, Anne Bishop, Terry Brooks, Lois McMaster Bujold, Naomi Novik, Jeri Smith-Ready, Wen Spencer , Jacqueline Carey, Lynn Flewelling, Brandon Sanderson , Kelley Armstrong, Charles de Lint , Kim Harrison, Karen Marie Moning, Lilith Saintcrow (3 kinds of Fantasy).
Good luck to all of us!