Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Toot! Toot!

That noise is me blowing my own trumpet. You didn't know I was supple enough to Blow My Own, did you? Look - there on my wall over my computer desk is the lovely certificate those fab people at Jade: the international art and literature magazine sent me.

The text, since you're not likely to be able to read it unless you have the keen sight of the Elves, goes:

The winner of this year's award for Erotic Writer of the Year is presented to a female author who has had great success with her work and who has consistently been at the forefront of erotic fiction here in the UK - for both men and women. Having reviewed many erotic and adult novels over the course of the last year, there was little doubt that Janine Ashbless's work towers high above the rest. Our only hope is that she continues to do what she does best and delights us with her seductive, sensual tales for many years to come.

Mark Marsay - Editor


Isn't that nice of them? In a depressing summer it's so good to get some validation. I am chuffed to bits!

20 comments:

Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, that's splendid! A very big and well deserved congratulations, Janine!

Craig Sorensen said...

"Woot, woot!"

An outstanding honor, and certainly well deserved.

Congrats!

Janine Ashbless said...

Thank you guys. I took my courage in my hands and determined to be brave, showing the world my wallpaper with the lumpy sawdust bits in it.
:-)

Jeremy Edwards said...

Yippee!!! I'll repeat "well deserved," because it's clearly the phrase juste!

And thanks for posting the entire text for us to applaud to. I do have certain elfin qualities, but vision isn't one of them. : )

Janine Ashbless said...

You can walk on the top of snow without leaving footprints?
;-)

Jeremy Edwards said...

Well, I can't promise that I won't leave footprints in the snow (unless it's not snowing, in which case I'm a champ). Would you settle for "no handprints"?

Marina said...

Yay, Janine! Congratulations!

neve black said...

What a well deserved honor, Janine!

Congratulations!!

Thank you for sharing with us. :-)

Wintersinger said...

Congratulations Janine! It's a very well deserved honour.

I guess the jade cock statue is still in the mail, eh?

;)

Madelynne Ellis said...

Congrats, Janine! And may I say totally deserved.

Justine Elyot said...

That's a great thing to have on the wall - keep it right in front of you on the bad days! Congrats again.

Saskia Walker said...

Wahay! Well done you! Many congrats, well deserved.

Janine Ashbless said...

You guys are so nice! Thank you all!

Susan D-L said...

That's just lovely. And to repeat what has been said, and true, well-deserved!

Madeline Moore said...

Wow. I absolutely agree, Janine, your work is top notch.

How can you possibly keep yourself from sending a copy to RH?

I'm losing it here as Felix and I are moving (down the hall, one stick of furniture at a time) and instead of going to bed I stay up and google various people whose picture I've come across in my 'memorabilia' as I transfer the boxes (dear God, BOXES) of it from one space to another.

Emerald said...

That is so cool, Janine! Congratulations!!!

Janine Ashbless said...

*Happy dance*
Thanks!

Oh, and I've just had TWO pieces of good news (details to follow in due course)so things are looking up.

Danielle said...

ha..i m late..as always...but still..congrats for that award..:-)

Lucy Felthouse said...

Well I'd say you're definitely entitled to blow your own trumpet - well done! You deserve it. x

Cora Zane said...

Awesome! Big congratulations, Janine! :D