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!