I am so so so made of epic fail. This is what I get for poking fingers at bad query writers!
Two of my pals won Lambda Literary Awards last week and I failed to notice. (Damn these senior moments!)
First, new friend Lawrence Schimel's wonderful non-fiction anthology First Person Queer: Who We Are So Far (co-edited with the legendary Richard Labonte) won for Best Anthology. This is an extraordinary collection of essays and well worth reading!
Next, my good friend Nicola Griffith - who also happens to be one of my favorite writers - won for Best Women's Memoir/Biography for her absolutely exquisite limited edition multi-media memoir And Now We Are Going to Have A Party: Liner Notes To A Writer's Early Life.
Below I've pasted in two videos of Nicola at the Richard Hugo House reading from her memoir. Watch them both; they're wonderful! (By the way, Nicola also has a new blog. Well, technically, she has TWO new blogs.)