I honestly don’t think I could have been more surprised to wake from a nap and find a text from a friends saying “Congratulations on your Edgar nomination!” My first thought: who dis? I looked online and sure enough, the news was real. I’m so crazy honored to be included in the category “Best First Novel by an American Author,” and lordy, am I in some good company! I can’t wait to buy a new dress for the event and fangirl like nobody’s business. Thanks once again to the University of Nebraska Press for taking a chance on this book!
Also, the drawing for the featured image is one my husband did as a thirteen-year-old boy when he was super into Poe. Life comes full circle.