Pardon me while I hyperventilate. This is the first year I've had a book in the Rainbow Awards and I'm shocked to find that "The Mating of Michael" won 1st place in the Best Gay Contemporary Romance category and second place in the Best Gay Book category. Wow! I feel so incredibly lucky that Michael and James' story resonated with the judges. This will hopefully get some people to pick it up who otherwise might not have tried it. Thank you.
Also, the "Stitch" anthology I wrote along with Jamie Fessenden, Kim Fielding, and Sue Brown, won 4th place for Best Gay Anthology and also won an award for the cover. Whoot!
Check out all the Rainbow Award winners here: