I was notified in October that I won a "Top 50 Author Award" sponsored by the Idaho Book Extravaganza.
While I don't mean to negate the honor of receiving this award, I confess I wonder just how many authors are in Idaho at all. With our relatively low population, we're not exactly known as a hotbed of literary accomplishment. If there are 51 authors, then being one of the "top 50" just doesn't seem as impressive, you know what I mean?
Since I was required to be at the ceremony in Boise (a fourteen-hour drive away) in order to pick up my award (or alternately, I could pick it up in person the following Monday), I'm afraid this award is rather academic.
Nonetheless, I would like to thank the Idaho Book Extravaganza for this honor.
And I suppose it's something I can always stick on the ol' résumé...
UPDATE: Reader Nutotopia found the list of authors here. Thanks Nutotopia!