I'm thrilled to share that THE CHALICE won against some unbelievable competition (Anne Perry?!) and I will be traveling to New Orleans for the first time in my life to accept the award in person.
Because I have a French last name, people sometimes assume I am from New Orleans and they're surprised to learn I haven't even been there. Or else they think I am French Canadian. But no, my French predecessor came to what was then New Amsterdam (now New York City) in 1661.
In any case, this is going to be a wonderful experience! I can't wait to meet fellow authors and readers at the RT Booklovers Convention.
To read the list of winners and nominees, go here: http://bit.ly/1sP66BI