lost and found Saturday, Stoker winners, and going to the awards

I printed out the first 70 pages of The Garden for some serious edits today and decided I'd give the bike a ride before editing. Couldn't find my iPod, so I instigated a search party, found the iPod, then promptly realized I'd misplaced 70 pages of manuscript.

*sigh*

Some days are like this.

Meanwhile, I had a phone call with a dear, dear friend that some of you might know. Lisa W. Cantrell and I seriously caught up with one another today. She is a super nice lady and encouraged me so much when I was young and first starting out as a writer. It was wonderful hearing her voice again.

For those of you who don't know, Lisa won the very first Bram Stoker Award in 1987 for superior achievement for her first novel, The Manse.

Which brings me to my next bit of news: for those who couldn't make it to the Stoker Awards this weekend, you can watch the awards live via streaming video at 9:30 EST tonight (Saturday, June 18). Just click here.

And now that I've found those 70 pages of misplaced manuscript, I'm off to edit. I'll "see" you at the awards tonight where another divine lady named Lisa (as in Mannetti) has been nominated for a Stoker.

Lisa Mannetti has blurbed Miserere!

For those who don't know, I'm a major fan of author Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of The Gentling Box and Deathwatch, and Lisa has blurbed Miserere: An Autumn Tale!

Here is what Lisa says:

In her debut novel, Miserere: An Autumn Tale, Teresa Frohock has succeeded at creating that all-too-rare phenomenon among first-time story-tellers: a mature prose style combined with a fully realized vision. Her ‘Woerld’ will completely immerse the reader with its compelling and striking visuals, fascinating details and thrilling plot turns. The book is almost impossible to put down and it’s harder yet not to actually believe that what Ms. Frohock imagined isn’t terribly real—even if some of us haven’t found an entrée into the parallel existences she’s meticulously crafted. Studded with magic, demons, and terror run amok, dark fantasy and horror fans alike will walk away from Miserere feeling they’ve found a writer they not only admire, but are anxious to revisit soon in her future works.

--Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of The Gentling Box and Deathwatch

I'm swooning here, people!