The finalists are in the process of being announced for the 2010 Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie Awards, and both of my 2010 works have been shortlisted in their category. Since the Goldies are my favorite lesbian event of the literary year, having both Above Temptation, in Lesbian Romantic Suspense, and Frosting on the Cake 2: Second Helpings, in Lesbian Short Story/Essay/Collection, survive the screening process to make it to finalist status is like a great big cherry on top of what will be a very fun week.
If you haven't yet registered for the convention, time is growing short. There are classes, workshops and panels, KG MacGregor's keynote presentation and oodles of fun, the likes of which only happen when a lot of women sharing two passions (books and women, not necessarily in that order) get together under one roof.
At this time I'm moderating a panel for Amy Dawson Robertson, Layce Gardner, Saxon Bennett and Laurie Salzer. That group will definitely need some moderating. I'm also scheduled to be a panel participant with Georgia Beers, Karen Badger and Lori L Lake, with Cheri Crystal moderating.