This afternoon I discovered that I won the Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland, in the ICN Awards 2015.
I’m stunned. I had no expectation of winning as it was a strong category with good talent represented.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, as well as the hard-working crew at the good ship ICN, ably captained by Dave Ferguson. Much respect to my fellow nominees.
At the moment Storm Desmond is battering Ireland, and it’s been howling winds, lashing rain, and rising flood waters all around. This is typical of Ireland in winter, but it can be quite stressful. So, this has been a wonderful distraction from the noise outside!
I also called upon my pal Dr Strange earlier today to banish the dire bully Desmond from our shores. He’s working on it!
I recently picked up this old-school Dr Stephen Strange toy at a comic book shop in Saratoga Springs in the USA. What’s not to love about spiffy magicians with snappy clothing and fancy artefacts?