Shortlisted for the 2010 PNBA Award!
So the main bulk of the tour is finished. The past few weeks have been a push, with fifteen flights getting compressed into a little less than two weeks. I gotta say, it’s pretty strange hotel hopping when you’re a good 10-20 years younger than most of your fellow guests. I definitely got more than one, “so you’re here to visit the college, right?” Not a particularly big deal though, as in a lot of a ways, that’s exactly what I was there for. Most of the gallery shows and signings I had in December were centered around campuses on the east coast. Two of the big standouts were University of Kentucky (beautiful town and area) and Bethany College (loved the look of the surrounding area and they had a GREAT hanging of The Rolling Exhibition). The other colleges were pretty cool as well – but hands down the most fun thing is getting to go and visit with the students. Considering I’m barely into my 24th year, I’m still pretty much the same age as those I’m speaking to – which makes for some really fun presentations (as well as some interesting Q&A!).
So, down to business. I was notified last week by my editor that my book has been shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2010 Book Awards! You can find the full list here.
As this is the first award nomination I’ve yet received, it’s a pretty cool feeling to know that I’m at least in the running for something. We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the year pans out, but between this and some other news I’m going to have to announce this week, the next month could be quite interesting…
Also! As I’m going to blogging a fair bit this week, this is my first announcement for a photo exhibition I’m doing in Missoula this Friday, December 4th. I’m showing some of my favorite non-Rolling Exhibition photos that I’ve taken as well as signing some books that I the show’s generous host – Steven Begleiter – will provide. He’s got a cool gallery down in Missoula, as well, you should check it out.
Alright, that’s it! Talk soon.