News: “The Mesmerist’s Daughter” Wins Saboteur Award!

Best Novella Saboteur Award

Much of yesterday was spent running a book stall at the 2015 Saboteur Awards. It was a delight to meet in person so many people who I’ve only ever corresponded with by email before, and to see people actually picking up and reading the magazine and chapbooks. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and especially everyone who bought a copy!

The big news is, of course, that The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James won the Best Novella category. Here’s the announcement. And here’s a little more about the book. I couldn’t be more thrilled – I knew The Mesmerist’s Daughter was something special the first time I read the manuscript, and it’s fantastic to see that recognised.

Heidi was at the ceremony, and was kind enough to sign some copies. If you’d like to get hold of a signed copy of this (now award-winning) novella, go ahead and place an order while I still have some left. And don’t forget that all three chapbooks are available for just £12 – why not pick up a copy of The Naming Of Cancer and A Week With Beijing while you’re at it?

Thanks again for all your votes, all the reads, all the comments and purchases and donations. I hope you’re as pleased as I am to see The Mesmerist’s Daughter doing so well.

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