My thanks to you all! Restoration Day has made it onto the final ballot for the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel!
And to my great surprise, I have also been nominated for Best New Talent – my thanks to whoever thought that up; you know you you are (even if I don’t).
Also appearing on the shortlist – for Best Professional Artwork – is Evelyn Doyle, nominated for her design of the cover of Te Korero Ahi Kā. She also did the spot-on cover typography for Restoration Day, and I’m delighted to see her undeniable talents thus recognized.
Check out the full shortlist here. Voting is open to all members of SFFANZ and/or GeyserCon, and the winners will be announced at GeyserCon, on the evening of Sunday 2nd June.
4 Replies to “Exciting News!”
Well done and all the best with this. Whatever the result, I hope the publicity results in lots more sales 😀
Thanks! (Me too!)
I’m not sure it’s a well done to me, though – the ballot is determined by the number of nominations, so I am indebted to the kindness of others for this.
Well, I am very pleased to hear this! 🙂 Can you add it to the next book cover?
I got back my second copy of Restoration Day when out with cousins at the weekend, and passed it on to a different cousin, so I hope she will share it with her artistic family.
Thank you! I think I’ll hold fire on cover alterations until the final results are announced (post-Queen’s Birthday).
I hope the cuzzies enjoy the book!