We're absolutely thrilled to announce that the Rainbow Award winners were revealed overnight, and that the Press has had some quite outstanding successes this year.
We were still reeling from the news that Adam Fitzroy had won 'Best Gay Historical Romance' for MAKE DO AND MEND - with Jane Elliot taking third in the same category for MONTANA RED - when we opened a further e-mail and were knocked sideways yet again by the news that MAKE DO AND MEND had also taken the award for 'Best Gay Novel'. We can only imagine the utter chaos prevailing in the Fitzroy household this morning - we have it on very good authority that Adam celebrated by having a massive cheese sandwich for breakfast, but there's heady talk of a bottle of wine for later on!!!
Manifold Press has also been honoured for the following:
Julie Bozza - THE APOTHECARY'S GARDEN - runner up in 'Best Gay Contemporary Romance'
Adam Fitzroy - BETWEEN NOW AND THEN - runner up in 'Best Gay Paranormal Romance'
In the excitement it's not impossible that we might have missed something else (please tell us, if we have), but these are certainly the headlines - and what headlines they are! Many many - indeed manifold - congratulations to all our authors for making such a strong impression on the judges; we're quite excessively proud of you all, and will only say (at the risk of seeming greedy!) more of the same next year, please!