The Boys of Summer is a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards!

FinalistSMI’m determined to go to bed early tonight. I was on the road for six hours today (which should have been four, but construction and a lane closure slowed everything to a crawl). I’m not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow–the harness chafes worse after you’ve been out of it for a while.

But I couldn’t go to bed without sharing my news–the finalists for the 2013 Rainbow Awards were announced today, and The Boys of Summer made the list! I am surprised and delighted, to say the least. 🙂 I thought yesterday’s Honorable Mention was great–I seriously did not expect the story to advance forward from there. This is one of those situations in which it truly is an honor to be listed among such fantastic titles. On that happy note, I am going to drag myself into bed and try to get a decent night’s sleep before diving headfirst back into the day job. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “The Boys of Summer is a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards!

  1. Congratulations, though I don’t know why you’re surprised. “Boys of Summer” was well-written, complicated, heartbreaking but realistic, and, in general, awesome.

    That said, damn you. I just had to buy a new phone, since I ran mine through the washer last night, am getting my brake pads, rotors, and oil changed this week-end, spent almost $200 on food this week, because I literally had no ingredients in the house to cook that were compatible. Plenty of sauces, but nothing to put them on. Not even pasta. Seriously, who doesn’t have 1 lonely bag in their cupboards? Then you go and show me a list of stories that are ranked right up with yours, 4 days after I dithered over choices on Dreamspinner, then didn’t buy anything. I had expenses, and didn’t want to waste my money on something that made me roll my eyes. (Happened before; have been downloading Night Vale transcripts instead).

    Not fair. E-Books may not be expensive on their own, but when you’re looking for new ones (since your go-to authors are busy having LIVES), finding a treasure-load can get expensive. 🙂

    Seriously, congrats. Even if you don’t win, which you should, it gets your name out as a good writer, and puts you closer to your goals.

    • Well, the good thing is that the list is there for all time, so you don’t HAVE to buy all those titles now, right? And by December, they will be whittled down even more. 😀

      Ack, I am sorry about your financial woes. BTDT, and I know it is no fun at all. Hopefully things will ease up for you soon.

      Your comments here made me smile though–thank you! I’m still not used to being listed with the cool kids, so this really is an honor. I hope other people will use the finalists list as a shopping list too, truth be told! 😉
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