Friday, September 26, 2008

I won!

You're reading the blog of the Breakout Author of the Year, at least according to the voters for the African American Literary Awards Show. And that means many of you--so THANK YOU!!!!

It was truly a remarkable night. I'm in NYC and will write more and post photos when I get home. Off to the Met today and to see Spring Awakening (thanks to my fabulous agent!) this eve.

If the debate goes forward tonight, be sure to watch and let me know how it goes!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS CARLEEN!!!! What a well-deserved honor. Drinks are on me when you come back home!

Larramie said...

HOORAY, Carleen! And, as Lisa said, it is SO well-deserved. Enjoy your evening and celebrate well!

Lafreya said...

CONGRATULATION!!
You so deserve the honor. Have fun tonight.

JC Martin said...

Congrats!! You truly are a wonderful author.

Yasmin said...

CONGRATS I'm so happy for you!
xoxo

Julie Layne said...

How very exciting! :-D

I see great things in my crystal ball.

Congratulations.

Riss said...

Carleen-while I haven't had the chance to sift through yuor blog and enjoy it for everything it is, I wanted to drop by after taking a moment to gather my thoughts and say a HUGE Congratulations! I found out about you through Lisa's blog and I can't wait to read your book and your blog! Congratulations!

G√ľnter said...

Hi, Carleen! Let me join the chorus of well-wishers and say CONGRATULATIONS! I found out about you through Lisa, too. Happy day! Next stop, Pulitzer.

Jihan said...

Yay Carleen!!! I knew you would get it! I am so happy for you and I can't wait to tell all the ladies of the bookclub that you won. BTW, we chose a name. We now call ourselves "The Lotus Buds Bookclub". We'll raise a glass to you on Sunday. Luv ya!

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Whoo-hoo!! Fantastic and utterly deserved! I'm thrilled for you.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats! you deserved it all the way and I'm not surprised.

Ello said...

Hurray hurray hurray!!!!!

Congratulations Carleen!!!

Shauna Roberts said...

What great news! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Staggering, just absolutely wonderful news.

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks everybody!!! It's no misunderestimation to say that I wouldn't have won w/out you!

Rebecca Hickman said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doreen Orion said...

Big congrats, Carleen! Just found out via Bella's email. (We're back on the bus for the winter - currently in Reno - so I'm a bit out of it.)

Wonderful news!

Earth Angel said...

Congratulations!!!