Rainbow Awards winners announced

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the Rainbow Award winners were revealed overnight, and that the Press has had some quite outstanding successes this year.

We were still reeling from the news that Adam Fitzroy had won ‘Best Gay Historical Romance’ for MAKE DO AND MEND – with Jane Elliot taking third in the same category for MONTANA RED – when we opened a further e-mail and were knocked sideways yet again by the news that MAKE DO AND MEND had also taken the award for ‘Best Gay Novel’. We can only imagine the utter chaos prevailing in the Fitzroy household this morning – we have it on very good authority that Adam celebrated by having a massive cheese sandwich for breakfast, but there’s heady talk of a bottle of wine for later on!!!

Manifold Press has also been honoured for the following:

Julie Bozza – THE APOTHECARY’S GARDEN – runner up in ‘Best Gay Contemporary Romance’
Adam Fitzroy – BETWEEN NOW AND THEN – runner up in ‘Best Gay Paranormal Romance’

In the excitement it’s not impossible that we might have missed something else (please tell us, if we have), but these are certainly the headlines – and what headlines they are! Many many – indeed manifold – congratulations to all our authors for making such a strong impression on the judges; we’re quite excessively proud of you all, and will only say (at the risk of seeming greedy!) more of the same next year, please!

Rainbow Awards finalists announced!

Manifold Press published eight books in the eligible period (the year to 5 September 2013) and we’ve just learned that six of them have made the finals!

They are:

THE APOTHECARY’S GARDEN by Julie Bozza
MAKE DO AND MEND by Adam Fitzroy
ALWAYS WITH US by Morgan Cheshire
MONTANA RED by Jane Elliot
BETWEEN NOW AND THEN by Adam Fitzroy
FOOL’S RUSH by Chris Quinton

Congratulations to all our hard-working authors – it’s wonderful to see your work being recognised on a bigger stage – and we’ll be biting our fingernails down to the elbows from now until the results are announced in December!

ETA: Can you believe I managed to miss Morgan’s book from the original list? If she wasn’t such a good friend she’d have good reason to be angry with me about that!