Well, I didn't win the 2010 Edgar Award for "Best First Novel," but I was pleased that Bruce DeSilva received the award for Rogue Island. Bruce is a great guy, and I heartily recommend his entertaining journey into Providence's heart of darkness.
The party was a real blast, too. I met Otto Penzler. Sara Paretsky dropped a glass of wine on my wife's shoe. And Steve Hamilton offered a moving tribute to the late legendary editor Ruth Cavin.
Also, I had the best cheering section in the entire room. In my time I've heard plenty of authors bitch about their publishers for assorted reasons. But I have had nothing but great experiences with the people at Minotaur Books. Thank you, guys, for everything.
My wife informs me it was a glass of water, not wine, that Sara Paretsky dropped. Sara was gracious in any event.