I was totally thrilled to learn that my Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences story 'A Ruby in Rain' has been named as one of the finalists for the 2012 Parsec Awards in the Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast category. The Ministry did very well - every story in that category is one of theirs.
This was a fun story to write: it was my first Steampunk story and was a great excuse to learn where all the good opium dens were in Auckland. I'd like to thank Pip and Tee once again for letting me play in their world.
To celebrate, I think a nice cup of tea is in order. Just the Choysa though - none of that Amnesic Darjeeling stuff.