January 30th, 2004


Book awards

This is going into my LJ and the forum on the Family Bites fan site ( www.falboroughhall.co.uk ).

There are several book awards coming up where the public can nominate books as well as voting for them.

In the UK there is the WH Smith book awards ( www.whsmithbookawards.co.uk ) in which Family Bites can be entered in the main fiction category and also in the Debut Novel category. Voting ends 25th Feb.

Internationally there are the Hugos and the John W Campbell award for new authors. The shortlist for these is made up of nominations from members of Noreascon 4 and Torcon 3. ( Noreascon 4 is the 2004 WorldCon www.noreascon.org ).

Family Bites is eligible in the best novel category of the Hugos. I need to clarify if Lisa is eligible for the Campbell award as in one place it says that writers of novels are eligible whatever the print run and in another it says that the 10,000 copy minimum applied to publications with short stories in also applies to novels. Nominations close 25th March
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Friday Five

( nicked from ciciaye )

You have just won one million pounds:
( I'm assuming this is a lottery win )

1. Who do you call first?
Mum and Dad, if they aren't calling me as we have 5 numbers the same on our tickets ( what happens when you use family birthdays! :-)) )

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
A 3 or 4-bed bungalow. ( Lots of crash space for Pratchett meets! )
Then a better car. ( The current one is fine but newer and bigger engine would be better )

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
Decent publicity for a certain struggling author! :-)
( This is a serious wish and I certainly wouldn't expect anything in return as if people can give money to promote new artists why not authors? )

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
Family, Orang foundation, cancer and kidney disease research ( lost friends to cancer and had kidney problems myself. )

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
Yes, having got professional advice as I don't know enough about the various options.
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