The BETTER PART OF DARKNESS is an Okra Pick!
Via the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance website:
"Summer is winding down and the harvest is coming in and Southern Indie Booksellers have a selected a basket full of books for the Fall 2009 Okra Picks. Thirteen books made the final list, and include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s and young adult titles. All the books have the following things in common: 1) They are Southern in nature. 2) They are Fall 2009 releases and 3) There is a SIBA member Bookstore who is really excited about this book. Southern booksellers love their Southern authors!"
See the list here.
I'm stunned by this, stunned and incredibly pleased -- okay, beaming like a proud Momma is probably more accurate. It's such a great honor to have the book recognized by SIBA, and to be chosen out of the number of southern titles releasing this fall across all areas of fiction. And besides being picked, I'm totally excited that a sci-fi/fantasy genre book was included in the mix of fall titles! Gooooo urban fantasy!
Thank you SIBA!