Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I sooo did not expect this! I've just learned that WHY MERMAIDS SING has won the Best Historical Mystery Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times.

I've known for several months that MERMAIDS had been nominated. But it was up against such fierce competition from such well-known writers that I was convinced there was no way it would win. I simply counted it as an honor to be nominated, and forgot about it.

When I remember the conditions under which I wrote this book--as a Katrina refugee devoting most of my time to rebuilding my house--it really seems incredible. The most amazing thing to me is that the book ever made it into print.

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Blogger Lisa said...

Woohoo!!! I'm honored to be the first to say, congratulations!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I know that must feel great. :)


2:34 PM  
Blogger Steve Malley said...

Well deserved!! Creative circumstances aside, MERMAIDS really was outstanding!

You're a hell of a fine writer!

5:40 PM  
Blogger liz fenwick said...

WTG! Currently three quaters of the way into When Gods Die....loving it and so looking forward to Why Mermaids Sing :-)

12:31 AM  
Blogger Chap O'Keefe said...

Brilliant! That should make the world wake up and take notice.

And won't Hollywood be delighted when it finds the book already conveniently structured along Syd Field lines. (An excellent series of posts recently, by the way.)

May more good and deserved luck be winging your way.

3:29 AM  
Blogger cs harris said...

Thanks, every one! It gave me a much-needed lift.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Charles Gramlich said...

Great news. And well deserved. I know how much effort you put into that book. Congrats.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

I'm late to the party but my congratulations are heartfelt, Candy!! Fantastic news!! K.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Shauna Roberts said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations! I hope the award wins you many new readers.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mermaids, like all of the novels in the series, is totally engaging and well deserving of an award! Please keep writing these wonderful stories; they are so enjoyable they have made me a fan of historical fiction.

5:01 PM  
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