*gibbering noises* THE IRON GHOST nominated for Best Novel in the British Fantasy Awards

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Totally over the moon to find out this morning that The Iron Ghost is on the Best Novel shortlist for the British Fantasy Society awards. Not only that, but it’s rubbing shoulders with aย completely stonking bunch of excellent novels, and the nominations in general contain lots of dear friends and people I admire a lot. What an unexpectedly great Tuesday!

I am especially pleased because The Iron Ghost was such a hard book to write. Full of anxiety and self-doubt, I sweated blood over the thing, starting over twice and chucking away over 60,000 words at one point. That I made it out the other end with an actual book felt like a miracle at the time, so the fact that people appear to have enjoyed it makes all the sweat-blood worthwhile. Now I shall eat a giant cookie. ๐Ÿ˜€

EDIT: Bonus! Mentioned in the Guardian ๐Ÿ˜€

7 thoughts on “*gibbering noises* THE IRON GHOST nominated for Best Novel in the British Fantasy Awards

  1. I have been raving about The Black Feather Three to anyone who will listen so I am really pleased you have been nominated (and hopefully you’ll win).

    I have, of course, fallen hopelessly in love with Wydrin and can’t bear to think we won’t properly meet her again! I’m convinced we will – won’t we??!!

  2. Heya Jennifer! Congrats on the nomination!

    I fell in love with The Copper Promise, and am just now reading through The Iron Ghost. Loving it! Really happy to see the nomination – you and the characters have definitely earned it! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

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