The first novel of my friend Marly's Pearson, The Price of Temptation
, has been named as a finalist in the Lambda awards in the romance category. Best of luck Marlys!
(hmm, the last author I wished luck for an award was my friend Louise Marley. Maybe there's some connection here... Marlys... Marley... hmm... the writing gods favor a certain phoneme?)
Anyway, as I scanned the list, I saw the late Octavia Bulter's Fledgling
had been nominated in the sf/fantasy category. Also Bilal's Bread
, by Sulayman X was nominated in the new writer category. I've heard good things about Fledgling
so that's been added to my list. And I'll have to track down Sulayman's book; I'm just very, very curious about an african american gay Muslim story(at least that's what it appears to be)!