Not one but two unexpected awards

I should clarify the title of this post. I never expect to win an award (except perhaps a Nobel Prize, which of course I totally deserve) but recently two have tumbled out of the blue with no warning — and neither of them even hit me on the head. Which is very cool.

SFR Galaxy Award

SFR Galaxy is a website devoted to “Recognizing the Standout Books in Science Fiction Romance.” And this year, they recognized Rescuing Prince Charming for Best Opening Scene!

Want a peek at the award-winning first chapter? Be my guest.

The Barbara Award

I’m a member of the Saguaro RWA chapter. I must admit that I wasn’t paying much attention during a recent meeting. Rose Ortiz, our president, was discussing the Barbara Award, which highlights outstanding service to the chapter. Figuring I had absolutely no shot at this, I was mentally applying what our guest speaker had said to my WIP.

That’ll teach me to pay attention. Rose was presenting the award to me.



  1. Awesome news! Congratulations!

    1. As my Uncle Julian used to say, it beats a kick in the rear . . . although ‘rear’ isn’t the word he used. His was in Vlaams, not English, and it always got a snigger from my dad. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to spell it.

  2. That’s awesome, Ed – congrats! And, you totally deserve a Nobel prize. I’m sure that’s coming next. 🙂

    1. I’m eagerly awaiting word from Stockholm.

  3. Well done, Ed! and well-deserved, too.

    (I’ll bet Effing will take all the credit, though…!)

    1. Yes, he may try. And in truth, where would I be without his inspiration?

  4. Congratulations Ed – great news and well deserved!

    1. Thanks so much, Hywela.

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  6. Diane Burton · · Reply

    Congratulations, Ed.

    1. I appreciate that, Diane!

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