Well, you know it’s award season (CSK, what say you?) so that also means it’s 28 Days Later announcement time.
This year, I find myself in a position of having to stay in my rabbit hole. In other words, I’m knee deep in my latest work in progress. Between that and pondering 28 Days Later candidates, I’m not afforded much time to focus on what’s happening in the real world. So I’ve missed all the good talk about ALA and NAACP Image Awards and such.
Perhaps someone will fill me in when I come up for air, say around April.
Meanwhile, we here at The Brown Bookshelf had a typical time coming up with the roster for our third annual campaign. And by typical I mean, just when you think you know for sure one author deserves the spotlight, darn if another name doesn’t contend just as well. It’s tough and rewarding work, if you can get it. And one look at the lit scene says you can get it plenty if you want it.
There’s no shortage of niche campaigns all with a similiar goal as BBS, showcase good work. And while I’d love to see brown books mentioned more in the mainstream, announcement day of the 28 Days Later showcases fills me with pride. Every time I think about spreading the word about good books it feels like a giant step forward.