Apologies if I hurt your ears with my squealing. It’s just that SUMMER OF SUPERNOVA won the 2013 Marlene for YA!!!

I’m STILL reeling. And I sure as Hades didn’t expect to win when I was up against my very dear friend, YA author extraordinaire, Pintip Dunn. Uh-uh.

But as always, these sorts of accomplishments don’t happen as a result of one. It’s the hard work and support of many. So, thanks to all of my people

Another giant thanks to the WRW, the contest coordinators, and all you wonderful judges! You have made my year!

x Darcy

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My body can barely contain the pure joy…SUMMER OF SUPERNOVA has been nominated for the RWA’s prestigious 2013 Golden Heart® Award for the YA category!!!

I am utterly speechless. And yet…

THANK. YOU. RWA and the amazing judges who have made my millennium! And let it not go unsaid, that without the help of my ultra-phenom CP’s: Bria, Jenn, and Rebecca, SUPERNOVA, would not shine so brightly. My gratitude is beyond measure.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go back to floating in ether

x Darcy

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Well, I have pinched myself to the point of bruising. Then I read and reread the email about a billion times. Then I asked my husband and cats to read and reread the email a billion times. (BTW, the cats failed miserably but demanded treats anyway.) So it would seem this is reality….

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVA has been named a YA finalist in the Winter Rose Contest hosted by the Yellow Rose RWA!

I have pretty much surpassed the moon and am on course for a galaxy unknown!!! Don’t worry, I’ll return because SOMEONE has to clean the litter box.

Monumental thanks to all those individuals who helped make the Winter Rose come to fruition!!!

x Darcy

(who will continue to orbit the outer fringes of space until she gets hungry and must return)

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Me: I have a voicemail? Who do I know in Maryland?

Lovely Voice: Congratulations on being named a Young Adult finalist in the 2013 WRW Marlene Contest!

Me: AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! (please note: I work in a spa. This was very disruptive.)

And so, I am tickled senseless to report that my YA Contemporary Romance, SUMMER OF SUPERNOVA, is a Marlene finalist

Thank you to all the WRWDC members and volunteers for making this possible!!!

x Darcy

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I have been asking myself that very same question. Contrary to popular belief that I dropped off the face of the bloggerly planet, I’ve actually been here, there, and waaay over there!

July saw me jetting out to Anaheim, CA for RWA Nationals. I was inspired, acquainted, and reunited with the planet’s best writers and industry-type folks! In fact, I had more fun than should be legal! :-) Er, strike that last incriminating bit.

September was the month I could claim myself ABSOLUTELY American after visiting DC for the very first time. See? I even did touristy stuff. Ok, ok, I also attended the DC National Book Fair.

Proving Washington Monument is erect morning AND night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The month of October brought my BFF’s swoon worthy wedding in Chicago! But even the fair city’s beauty was outshone by the gorgeous bride.

Our yoga teacher used to tell us our auras had merged. Hmm… Well, neither of us knew what to make of an aura timeshare. Suffice to say, we get along like peas and carrots. Clearly, I am the carrot.

 

 

 

 

With barely the time to blow the confetti outta my hair, I then hopped a plane for the ISPA conference in Orlando. Once sufficiently bloated with information, I retreated here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alas, no retreat is complete without a little of this…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew! I am now nestled back in Michigan’s cozy mitten, where I’m pounding the keyboard with my latest WIP. Here’s hoping this post finds you well in whatever pocket of the world you occupy 😉

Cheers!

D

 

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