You know, nobody told me I was even in the running for an award. And I still wouldn't know anything about winning for "the best erotic long story" of the year, with Castaway, if an appreciative reader hadn't e-mailed congratulations. Somehow I think the folks who run these awards could use an upgrade to their communications.
Even so, I very much appreciate the honor--my first for fiction. A lot of years back I won several non-fiction awards, which I thought was really neat, but it's even neater to win recognition for something that emanates entirely from my imagination, Thanks very much to those who voted for me, as well as everyone who read Castaway, or, for that matter, any of my novels or short stories.