Yay! I found out on Sunday, that my book, SCENT OF MAGIC is a finalist in the Golden Leaf award given by the New Jersey Romance Writers. If the name sounds familiar, that is because I've won this award before for STORM GLASS and TOUCH OF POWER.
When I told my husband about this honor, he made a crack about not seeing the nomination on the news that night. I didn't think it was funny. I thought that was being rather jaded - "oh, just another nomination, no big deal" type thing. Well, I don't take anything for granted and to, me, being nominated or winning an award is still as exciting as it was when I first started publishing.
After 21 years of marriage, he picked up on my...disappointment in his reaction. (Yes, it took over 20 years to train him ;) He brought me flowers and made me a card. Except he couldn't remember the exact name of the award, just that it had something to do with nature.
Here's a picture of the flowers and card:
I like the sound of the Pink Daffodil award - I want to use it as a prize for something but I'm not sure what. Any ideas?
And here's what the Golden Leaf looks like: