My brother Tod is a finalist for the Southern California Booksellers’ Assocation Award for Best Fiction…a list that includes Aimee Bender (his friend since he was 11), Susan Straight, Carolyn See and the team of Jennifer Kaufman & Karen Mack. In the mystery category, my friends T. Jefferson Parker, Paul Levine, Barbara Seranella, Jacqueline Winspear and Denise Hamilton all snagged well-deserved nominations.
Speaking of awards, I just got word over here in the Berlin that Tony Shalhoub snagged a third Emmy for his performance in MONK, and my friend Terry Winter snagged his second (or is it third?) Emmy for his writing on THE SOPRANOS. Howard Gordon also copped an statuette for his amazing work running 24 this year. Congratulations one and all!