Hey everyone, long time no see! It has been a whirlwind of craziness. A few weeks ago I found out that I was short listed for something called The National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography. It was a big deal and I was incredibly surprised. There is no financial award for this but it is a very prestigious thing to be nominated because the people nominating you and deciding on the awards are all the top literary critics in the country. So after reading in NYC this week with all the other finalists, amazing writers, many of whom I have loved and read throughout the years, I found out on Thursday that I actually WON Best Autobiography. Needless to say, it is all very surreal. If you would like to read more about the award and the NBCC, please go here: http://bookcritics.org/blog/archive/for-immediate-release-nbcc-award-winners-for-publishing-year-2011
I do have a bunch of new things to post and also, I want to remind you that the MIRA'S LIST ART CONTEST 2012 DEADLINE IS COMING UP! March 31st! So go here for details—students and newbies welcome, along with established artists: http://www.miraslist.com/p/contests.html
Once again, please excuse the ugliness of this website. I haven't had time to make it look great. As you know, I do this for free and I'm just a little guy, trying to make ends meet here, so my freebie activities get pushed to the back burner from time to time.
More to come soon....