Awards and appearances
Sadly, Conquering Venus was not selected as one of the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. Disappointing, yes, but there's no point dwelling on it. Venus is officially a nominee for the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel and those awards will be handed out in June. Fingers crossed.
My next reading is a big one: The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD. I'll be reading along with poet Susan Tichy on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. If you're in the D.C. area, I hope you'll come out and say hello.
More reviews are on the way (hopefully good ones!) and please continue to tell your friends about the book. Word of mouth recommendations are very important. Also consider writing a short review on Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble (bn.com). If you haven't read it yet, check the sidebar for links to read the prologue and first chapter and watch the video trailer.