WHERE I’VE BEEN: It’s been a crazy two-plus months for me since I last posted in April–a good kind of crazy. Many of you already know that my spirits-meet-steampunk novel, The Engine Woman’s Light, won additional awards and honors in May. The Engine Woman’s Light was the Steampunk winner in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, and the Science Fiction winner in the 2018 San Francisco Book Festival. The total for my novel is now up to ten honors and awards. I’ve listed them below, at the end of this posting.
I’ve had several radio/podcast interviews: May 16 with Jennifer Devoe on “Jenny’s Real Talk on the Block” (LA Talk Radio; http://latalkradio.com/content/jenny-051618%20#audio_play). June 7 with James Lowe on KJAG Radio/the Jiggy Jaguar Show, which broadcasts to Kansas and parts of Texas, but also is online. http://jiggyjaguar.com/jigg/laurel-anne-hill/. June 21 on LA Talk Radio with Sam Hasson (Sam in the Morning). http://latalkradio.com/content/sam-062118%20#audio_play
Also, I served a program participant at the BayCon Science Fiction/Fantasy Con over the Memorial Day Weekend.
And the Literary Stage at the 2018 San Mateo County Fair (June 9-17) really kept me busy, particularly the “Build your own space alien” craft project on June 11, Kids’ Day.
Honors and Awards for The Engine Woman’s Light
by Laurel Anne Hill
* 2017 Independent Press Award
Steampunk Category: Gold Award
*Kirkus Best Indie Books 2017
*Kirkus Best Indie Teen Books 2017
*Chanticleer Reviews, 2017 Ozma (Fantasy) First in Category
*Chanticleer Reviews, 2017 Dante Rossetti (Young Adult) Semi-Finalist
*12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA), Steampunk: Winner
*2018 San Francisco Book Festival, Science Fiction: Winner
Young Adult: Runner-Up, Wild Card: Runner-Up