So – a bit of Award news…

Well, now so it’s official – it’s on their website – so I can blow the horn – “The Second Star” is a 2021 Washington State Book Award finalist…

(borrowing from an older image… but this one rather covers the bases…)

It didn’t win – but consider this: it is an unashamed genre book (my first “real” science fiction novel) and it was put out by a small press (the winner is a Harper Collins book…) and so it had a steep hill to climb – I believe I saw somewhere that this year’s field included 200 books, so it made it through that entire crowd and probably beat out some more “literary” contenders.

This is my second time as “bridesmaid” – my “Secrets of Jin Shei” made it into the finals of the Washington State Book Awards nearly twenty years ago now – maybe I’m getting closer, who knows. But there you go. Your piece of good news for the day.

It didn’t win but it’s a *genre novel that placed as a finalist in a literary book award field*. You can go to the Book Table on my website, if you’re so inclined, and pick up a copy from there…


About Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander's life so far has prepared her very well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination. You can find out more about Alma on her website (, her Facebook page (, on Twitter ( or at her Patreon page (


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