Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Okay Folks,
Read below and see why I'm the happiest writer in Seattle today.
Thank you to the Sapphic Readers of Austin. I always heard you had a cool city; now I'm convinced of it.

Hi Kristin,
Congratulations! Wind and Bones is the winner of the 2010 Sapphic Readers' Award! This award is given annually by a local LesFic reading group. Criteria for the award includes:
original storyline
believable plot
well developed characters
superior writing style
quality entertainment
The Sapphic Reading Group has been in existence for over six years. It has 18 members from Austin and nearby cities. The Group meets monthly to discuss our favorite lesbian fiction. Three years ago, we decided to recognize new authors who have published an outstanding novel. The first winner was another BoldStrokes' author, KI Thompson.
The Sapphic Readers' Award is our thanks to you for giving us many enjoyable hours of entertainment. It includes a very modest check and a personalized plaque created by a local ceramic artist. Although it will take about six weeks before the plaque is ready, please feel free to publicize this award.
On a personal note, I'm especially pleased that Wind and Bones won the award. My partner and I spent a wonderful week at the Hole-in-the-Wall Ranch west of Missoula a couple of years ago. Your descriptions of the local culture and geography made us feel as if we were back in Montana!
Best wishes in future endeavors!