I found out today that my book Tyrelia has been successful in getting into the final ballot for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel (SJV) Awards in the category of ‘Best Youth Novel’.
This award is administered by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of NZ (SFFANZ). Voting will be open to members of SFFANZ only, and the awards will be ‘presented’ at a ceremony during CoNZealand. Disappointingly, because of COVID-19, CoNZealand has been turned into an online event. It was originally planned to be hosted in Wellington and chaired by the one-and-only George R R Martin! I had been hoping to get a handshake and launch my 3rd book, Golden City whilst there, but never mind …
There are 5 finalists in this category. I know a couple of other authors who are also finalists in this category, and they are amazing, so it would be a huge achievement if I were to win.
Thanks for everyone who nominated me, allowing me to get this far.