Dear NESFA Members:
This is just a note to thank you all so much for the wonderful Skylark Award. You must understand, I was totally gobsmacked upon hearing Hal Clement announce my name. I had no suspicion whatsoever! So I was a little overcome and tongue tied.
It's been a traumatic past few months after my Dad's ailing health and finally, his death in November. It made things a very long, and cold winter for myself and family. So, knowing that the NESFA membership thinks so highly of me to give me this nifty award ... it indeed lifted my spirits. I have attended Boskone almost religiously simply because it's like family to me (in fact, I passed on a AGoH stint once because it was the same weekend!), so it's a great feeling for things to come full circle. And, as always, this year I had another terrific time.
Again, thanks so much, The Skylark holds a place of honor!
Yours in SF,