florida book awards

My friend and tennis partner Leonard Nash  has won the Silver Medal for General Fiction in the 2007 Florida Book Awards.  My friend Jim Hall got the Silver Medal for Popular Fiction.  Other friends who won include David Kirby, Chrissa-Jean Chappell, Julianna Baggott (twice, once under her nom de plume, N. E. Bode), and Diana Abu-Jaber.  Congratulations to all.