Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SJVs 2015 voting, blurbs, and whatnot.

The nomination list for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015 has been updated to include reading links, bios for the New Talent category (hi!), and online voting forms for those not attending Reconnaissance.

To be eligible for voting you must either be a member of SFFNZ or attending the national convention in Rotorua this coming Easter. Online votes are due by April 1st, in person votes at the con by April 5th. All the relevant details on how to vote are available at the above link.

I'm aware that only so much space is available for blurbing on the nomination page, and I left the kind wordage to someone else (still anonymous, I will find out who you are and hug you!). But there is more to my writing experience, which you can find out about here on my blog, or if anyone likes they can contact me direct (email address in About). I'm more than happy to discuss my style, influences, mentors (Hi AnnCatNoraJeffGeoffGregoryTheClarion17CLAMLovelyNZPeeps), and plans for the future.

As much as I would have loved to have these conversations in person in the con setting and at the bar, unfortunately I am unable to attend the con this year.  So feel free to drop me a line and/or spread the word. We can meet at the virtual bar.

Thanks for your support everyone!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015

The ballot for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015 is now out, and I made the short list!

I have been nominated in the category of "Best New Talent".

The voting takes place during Reconnaissance, the national convention which takes place over Easter weekend in Rotorua, with the awards ceremony on the last night of the convention. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the convention this year (because of a certain major expense last year!).

Thank you to those who nominated me, and also wrote the very sweet blurb that accompanies my ballot. I hope I will live up to the expectations all my friends and supporters have in my writing ability.

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