was being presented the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction last week at the New York Yacht Club.
|I'd like to thank the Academy...|
Thanks to Reba Williams, founder of the award, and Dave Williams, her husband, and the judges who decided on SECRET KEEPERS as the winner, I had a heavenly week.
I pinched myself a lot. Hence, the purple arm.
My friends, if you have a southern author in mind who has had a book published this year or next, a book set in the South, nominate them for this award--and send in a copy of their galley or book to Reba for consideration.
I tell you, last week's reception was one of the best moments of my writing life.
|Among those attending the reception were David, Aurora and James, editors and publicists from Picador.|