Will this be the year I shed my Susan Lucci mystique to proceed from the Preliminary Ballot and become, for the first time, an actual nominee? Stay tuned!
I'm also pleased to see how well represented my writing group, Who Wants Cake, is on the Preliminary Ballot. In the Novel category are Lee Thomas' The Dust of Wonderland and Sarah Langan's The Missing. In the Long Fiction category are Lee's "An Apiary of White Bees" (from the also-listed anthology Inferno) and my own General Slocum's Gold. Next year I suspect there will be even more Cakers on the list, with Rhodi Hawk's novel coming out from Tor.
Who wants cake? They all do. They all want cake.