Foreword Magazine Indie Awards Finalists

The Writer's Process by Anne Janzer, Tussie-Mussies by Irene Deitsch and Escape Velocity by Susan Wolfe--all Foreword Reviews' Indie Award Finalists


I’m pleased to announce that three of the writers with whom I work have been named finalists in Foreword Reviews‘ 2016 # ForewordINDIES Book of the Year Awards. These titles will be featured by Foreword  at both the American Library Association Conference and BookExpo 2017.

In a competition with over 2,200 entrants, it’s pretty great that they have made it so far.

Congrats to:
– Susan Wolfe, for Escape Velocity: A Novel
– Irene Deitsch, for Tussie-Mussies: A Collector’s Guide to Victorian Posy Holders
– Anne Janzer, for The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Feeling the # indielove!




New Award for Literary Science Writers

It’s been a big week for Palo Alto.

Last night Obama showed up for a $30,000-a-plate dinner at the home of Google VP Marissa Mayer. The Dalai Lama spent two days speaking on altruism at Stanford. And Harrison Ford flew into town to stand next to the biologist E. O. Wilson for a press announcement at the Garden Court.

PEN American Center logoOf the three events, the Ford/Wilson announcement is the one that speaks most clearly to active writers. The actor and the Harvard biodiversity expert were here to kick off a new literary award–the $10,000 PEN/E.O.Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The intent of the award is to encourage and support those writers who know how to marry literature with science.

Wilson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his nonfiction book The Ants, funded the award together with Ford who is an active conservationist. The award becomes another in the prestigious collection offered by the PEN (poets, playwrights, essayists, editors and novelists) American Center, including:
the PEN/Nabokov Award
the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction
the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction
the PEN/Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

If this is your genre, go for it.