I’ve been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award!

For the non-Canadians among you, that’s a Canadian award. The Governor General is the Queen’s representative in the Canadian government, a ceremonial and Constitutional position. Here’s the Wikipedia article, which explains the office in more depth than I’m prepared to.

Of course, my husband and I had a good deal of fun this morning imagining what would happen if I won. I’m still pretty new at being Canadian. I assume one dresses up to meet the GG, but then what? Do I curtsey? What if my latent southern accent pops out, as it sometimes does when I’m nervous? I almost feel like Seraphina herself, worried about my manners.

But! Let us not count chickens before they hatch! It is a huge honour just to be nominated, and I say that with gratitude and proper Canadian spelling.

7 Comments on “Huzzah!”

  1. Deanna says:

    Congrats, that’s amazing!!

  2. Mary says:

    Way to go! Just finished your book and enjoyed it immensely. Looking forward to seeing you at wordfest in Calgary.

  3. That analogy (southern accent escaping at the GG…) is so powerful I begin to rethink my entire reading of Seraphina… has this theme been lurking there all along? You rock, Rachel!

  4. Els says:

    Holy cow! (or maybe what with all the Canadian-ness I should say: holy moose!) Congratulations!

  5. Isabella says:

    Congratulations! I’m curious to know how you found out — by reading the newspaper? or did they send you official scrolls?

    • A few different folks from Canadian publishers e-mailed me to congratulate me. They all assumed I’d already been congratulated a dozen times, but it was the first I’d heard.

  6. Jim O. says:

    Wow. Great news, and congratulations, y’all.

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