Lammy Winners!

Lambda Literary FInalistHuge congratulations to all the Lammy Finalists, it is a great honor to make that final cut and reflects what we all feel about you, so well done!

Special congratulations of course to this years winners:

James Duggings Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize: Radclyffe

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, by Chinelo Okparanta (Mariner).

LESBIAN MYSTERY: High Desert, by Katherine V. Forrest (Spinsters Ink).

LESBIAN ROMANCE: Clean Slate, by Andrea Bramhall (Bold Strokes).

LESBIAN EROTICA: Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, edited by Sacchi Green (Cleis).

Radclyffe – what can we add. a huge figure in the LesFic genre and deserves all the recognition we can heap upon her. She kindly wrote a blogspot for us here.

Delighted for Katherine V. Forrest who finally came back to us with more about our beloved first Detective hero, dysfunctional but magnificent Kate Delafield.

And of course over-the-moon for British author Andrea Bramhall. I am fairly sure she didn’t think she was in with a chance. Looking at her Facebook profile I don’t even think she knows yet. Recon there will be some extra celebrations at the Bold Strokes Conference in Nottingham (England) this weekend. Well don Andrea, well deserved.

andrea bramhallAndrea wrote a Blogspot for us last week and one of our questions was What does it mean to you to see your work in print and then up for an award? Here is Andrea’s reply:

“From a professional point of view, it’s recognition of the hard work that’s involved in writing and the long hours spent hunched over my laptop. Personally…it’s validation, acceptance, and the realisation of my life’s dream. As a small child all I wanted was to be a writer…now I can point to those books, and justify that title to the rest of the world. I am a writer.”

Read her full bloodspot here  Blogspot – 6 questions for Andrea Bramhall