Wednesday, October 10, 2007

National Book Award finalist?!?!!

The call came yesterday--now that the press release is out, I can talk about it.
I am beyond happy.

Skin Hunger--and the rest of the trilogy, in progress now--contains a lot of my heart and my intellect. It is so close to the bone for me that it has been hard to write at times...

I am so honored, so thrilled.

And if I had had ANY idea this might happen, I would never have written about my septic tank on this blog a few days ago.

11 comments:

Arthur Slade said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Yahoo!!! Kathleen I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations. All those years of hard work have paid off. Consider yourself hugged.

(PS - I had no idea you had a blogger blog now. I'm off to add a feed to Live Journal so I can keep up with it on my friend's page.)

Bonny Becker said...

Oh, goody I get to be the first to comment. Congratulations, Kathleen. I am so happy for you. You have toiled in the fields, earned your keep and finally got a chance to grow your very own deep story. And, look what happened! Great news!

Bonny Becker

Maggie said...

Hi Kathleen,

Congratulations on your nomination! I just finished reading 'Skin Hunger' last week and was *totally* blown away by it! It was just a fabulously original story, and I can't wait to read the next book!

Maggie :D

Peni Griffin said...

See? You've been honed in the fires of series and kept your integrity and been brave and strong and good and now people notice you!

Be sure to consult with Nancy Werlin about this, especially the proper shoes.

Love, Peni

Lisa Yee said...

Hooray!!!

Minh Nguyen said...

Dear Kathleen,

My name is Nguyen Xuan Minh, the rights manager of BachvietBooks, a publisher in Vietnam.

Congratulation ! Your novel became National Book Award finalist.

After that, I would like to ask you about right availability of this great title.

Please contact me at copyrights@bachvietbooks.com.vn

Thank you very much,

X.M

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kathleen! I'm so very happy for you.
Linda Urban
(formerly of Vroman's Bookstore)

Minh Nguyen said...

Dear Kathleen,

Could you please send me and email and we can discuss about translating and publishing this title in Vietnam.

Best,

Sheila Rayyan said...

Congrats Kathleen! Wow that's such great news. I can't wait to read the next book.

-Sheila

(Omar is so jealous that I get to be in your BIG book and not him. hee hee)

Rita said...

That is hilarious about the septic tank!! :D