An incredible Conflux Weekend, culminating in being honored by the committee and voters with this wholly unexpected award. Grateful doesn’t begin to described it. I am totally floored.
Congrats to all the finalists and winners, especially pals J.Ashley Smith (Best Novella) and the divine Kaaron Warren (Best Collection, Best Short Story).
Aside from that, it was a weekend filled with mad conversations, hugs, panels, launches and far too much drinking, far too little sleeping and endless laughter. What a community.