Well, there was that fabulous announcement on 1/19/12 that Steve Ulfelder's PURGATORY CHASM had been nominated for an Edgar Award as Best First Novel.
It was a couple months of pure fun. It was wonderful to see Steve honored by Mystery Writers of America. It was wonderful to meet the other nominees! It was more fun than the law should allow to assemble a posse of fans and attend the banquet.
But the very best part of all is that as a nominee for Best First, there are a lot more chances to go again! SHOTGUN LULLABY pubs May 2013 and you better believe it's AMAZING!