Dorien Kelly, President of Romance Writers of America calling me.
People, the unthinkable has happened. RWA has run out of librarians. It's the only explanation I have for the fact that I am, Lordy it's so inconceiveable really.....
I know. Give yourself a minute to process that.
Heaven knows I still am and this is after a couple of shots of whiskey.
For those of you who have "known" me a long time, rest assured this honor won't change me. When Ms. Kelly gave me the news over the phone the first words out of my mouth were "Shut Up!" Good news has a tendency to turn me into a 13-year-old girl. We can only hope my acceptance speech at the Awards Luncheon at RWA this summer in New York City will be half as classy. Snerk.
I asked Ms. Kelly, but her lips were sealed - so I have no idea who nominated me. That person has to be an RWA member, but that doesn't exactly narrow down the playing field for me. It disqualifies about 98% of the bloggers I know, but that leaves a whole host of local chapters I've had contact with over the years, and several individual authors. So who the heck knows? If you're reading this, and it was you - know that I'm deeply honored and...well...words fail. Humbled seems to be the right word. We'll go with that for now.