February 7, 2008

Huzzah. And Yay. And Yippee. See also: WHEEEE!

I am absolutely FREAKIN’ DELIGHTED to report that gods in Alabama made the short list for WORLD BOOK DAY. I am in lofty company, and quite flattered to be shortlisted. Also surprised and pleased and delighted and all good things, but most of all, I am hugely grateful to readers and regs who think highly enough of my work to take the time to vote for it. It’s a lovely, lovely feeling.

They wiped the votes and have started completely OVER to now select one book from the ten as “the book to talk about” in 2008. If you liked gods and want to vote, or if you voted for it before and you want your vote to COUNT in the final round, here is the link.

Posted by joshilyn at February 7, 2008 9:10 AM

Yay you!!! That's great news. Congratulations!

Posted by: Jill at February 7, 2008 10:24 AM

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta go vote.

Posted by: jean at February 7, 2008 10:27 AM

I saw this on Laura's blog and posted the link on my blog as well. Good luck! Yay for you!! Well deserved!!!

Posted by: amy at February 7, 2008 10:27 AM

So happy for you!!! You are a fantastic writer. Voted for it immediately. Thank You!!!

Posted by: Leslie at February 7, 2008 10:32 AM

And did you notice that yours is the only American book on the list? And one of only two non Brits on the list! A big heaping bowl of Yay for you! (Note: Although delicious, Yay is completely sugar and wine free, so enjoy with abandon!!!)

Posted by: Jill at February 7, 2008 10:50 AM

YAY I FINALLY GOT TO VOTE! (Stupid late primary...)

Posted by: Casey at February 7, 2008 11:16 AM


You deserve it. Amen.

Posted by: Lisa Milton at February 7, 2008 11:46 AM

Congrats! I just voted :)

Posted by: Jessie at February 7, 2008 5:56 PM

I luv being able to speak up for such a great book and author. (I posted a comment on the WBD site.)

You totally deserve any & all accolades! Congrats!

I just wish you'd write even more and even faster!

Posted by: Lulu at February 7, 2008 5:58 PM

I voted... Good luck!!!

Posted by: Emily at February 8, 2008 12:33 AM

mostly too apathetic to vote for anything ever, but I REGISTERED just to make sure people know how much you're adored. so, aaah... got any foxes left?

Posted by: dianna at February 8, 2008 4:01 AM

I registered and voted. You're sure to win now.

Posted by: EasyDiverChris at February 8, 2008 7:31 AM

Yay! Congratulations!

Posted by: Caryn at February 8, 2008 2:16 PM