Last Saturday evening, UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH won best biography, and THE FOUR SEASONS won best historical fiction at the 2009 San Diego Book Awards. But there’s more! THE FOUR SEASONS won the Theodor S. Geisel Award for book of the year! To be recognized for my writing with three awards at this event, and earlier this year at the Christopher Awards in New York, is so far beyond anything I’ve experienced as a writer that I’m still pinching myself.
Here I am with my sister Lynn celebrating the San Diego Book Awards wins, and later, with the honorary hat!