I'm honored to announce that The Strangeness of Men, my debut collection of short stories and prose poetry, was awarded Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards from USA Book News. In each category they choose one overall winner and then finalists. The short story category's winner already had 9 books previously published with presses and all the other finalists were from established presses. This makes me extremely proud that The Strangeness can hold its own in such a renowned grouping. Writers need validation, ya'll. And I'm proud of my baby.