Award-Winning Author Cherie Priest
Posted on April 3, 2006 Posted by John Scalzi 2 Comments
Take a moment to congratulate Cherie Priest for winning the inaugural Fiction Prize at the Blooker Awards — an award given to books that started their life, in some way, as an online entity. She won it for Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which I wrote about here.
Despite a silly award name, it’s a great win for her and for the book, which richly deserves the recognition. And speaking as someone whose novel went from blog to book, it’s a nice reminder that quality stuff can indeed start off online. Congrats to her, and also to her editor Liz Gorinsky, who acquired the novel for Tor. Liz’s reign of selecting award-winning books has started early, as you can see.
Good for Liz, then. She knows an opportunity when she sees one. And good on you for listening to her. And good for dad for being there for the squee.
I read “Blooker” and expect to hear a horse whinny in the distance.
Thank you, Mel Brooks.
And congrats to the author as well!