Greetings from Sweden…where I’m in bed having my ass kicked by my very first ever combo sinus-throat-ear infection. Sinus and throat infections I’ve had before but the ear thing is new and I had no idea how awful they can be. Add to that I’m in a beautiful country with awesome, kinky folks who have phased out the use of antibiotics unless, you know, you’ve been stabbed with a knife made of pus, and who do not sell ANYTHING that resembles real pain relieving drugs and you can imagine the agony of the last 4 days.
It doesn’t help to relieve the pain but it is pretty cool to see that results of the National Leather Association International 2013 have hit the streets!
I personally had three pieces I’d written make it to the finalist round, and I am SOhumbled and honored to share that I did win the Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award (AND the honorable mention. !!!) for my work.
You can read Collars & Closure & Owning Myself.
And the book that Lee and I worked so hard to create and share, also won! The 2013 Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award went to “Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities.” In an excellent moment of win, the Honorable Mention in this category which was to the book Tristan edited, The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge
in which two of my finalist essays appear, so I feel like I can raise the roof a little on that one, too.
The full list of winners are below…congrats and kudos to EVERYONE who participated!