|Not your average general|
Pamela: What was it like, winning the RITA for best historical?
Joanna: Awesome. Frightening. Surreal.
And surprising. I didn't expect to win, competing against that finalist list. Wonderful books. It's like the freestyle swim in the Olympics. What separates the winner from the second place? Two seconds maybe.
I'll admit that when I got the RITA statue home I took it out and put it on the table and just touched it a few times. I kept thinking, "They like the book. They like the book." And it made me so happy.
Here's the URL.