Well, the last couple years have seen a fair amount of ups and downs, but something mighty impressive will have to happen to surpass the thrill of seeing Sara Tantlinger win a Stoker Award for her book of poetry, The Devil’s Dreamland. You can read Sara’s own re-cap HERE at her website.
Just… holy smokes. There were tears and hugs and adult beverages. So many beverages.
The award, if you’ve never seen one in person, is heavy enough to double as a weapon, should the need arise. And it has a little functioning door that opens to a very pretty and very polished plaque that names the award, the name of the work awarded, and the author. Very fun. Appropriately macabre, given the subject matter.