I got some great news yesterday--more than great--FANTASTIC news!
Borrowed Horses has been selected as one of twelve semi-finalists for the VCU Cabell First Novel Award!!!
I am so incredibly honored...and more than a little intimidated by the exceptional company my novel is keeping. I was looking at the other semi-finalist novels today, and they look incredible. A few others come from relatively small indie presses, but many are from big NY houses. The judges seem to be looking at the quality of the work rather than the size of the press, which is heartening.
In a few weeks, they will narrow the field to three finalists. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Honestly, I'm humbled and honored to have made it this far.