Saturday, May 12, 2012

In which I lose again

It's that special time of year--the time when I lose the Whitney Award to someone else. (This year, to Rob Wells for his book Variant.) As is the tradition (that I started, by the way. I am an experienced loser.) the losers gather after the event to drown their sorrow in cheesecake and to glower.  Personally, I think it's the funnest thing that happens at the Whitneys.


Here I am with the lovely Michele Holmes, Julie Wright, Jenni James, Jessica Day George and Theresa Sneed. A fine class of losers if I do say so myself.


And here's another picture where Melanie Jacobson joined us in the cheesecake circle. You can see Dan Wells is trying to sneak into the picture--because yes, we are that cool. But he is totally not part of our in crowd. True, he lost his category, but then he went and blew his photo op opportunity by winning best book. Whatever, Dan. Maybe you can join us next year.


8 comments:

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I *love* these pictures! I was hoping you'd post them! Wish I could have been there glowering with the best of you all! (Hey, I heard I lost being a Finalist by one vote!)

Janette Rallison said...

Kimberley, I think that totally counts as a cheesecake moment. You should have joined us! Next year for sure--unless you win again . . .

Joan Sowards said...

At least you were nominated! Yeah! That is a great accomplishment on its own. You ladies are lovely losers.

Donna K. Weaver said...

You guys make me smile.

Janette Rallison said...

Joan, I am really happy to be nominated. I was especially happy this year to have two books on the list when so many awesome, NYT bestsellers weren't. So yeah, in that way, we're all winners.

Thanks, Donna!

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Janette, I can't believe you haven't won yet. You are fast becoming the Susan Lucci of the Whitneys. It's just not right.

Janette Rallison said...

I have suggested that the Whitneys have a Susan Lucci award but so far they haven't taken me up on it. Clearly, they're ignoring the suggestion so they don't have to give me anything. . .

Valerie Ipson said...

Down here we still think you're the best!