Just got the great news that The Red Wolf Conspiracy was a finalist for The American Library Association's 2009 Reader's List Award. There were four titles on the short list; the award itself went to Ken Scholes for Lamentation. Congratulations, Ken!
I'm also very pleased to note that the judges for the 2009 Crawford Award for First Fantasy Novel singled out Red Wolf (along with Michal Ajvaz's The Other City) for special commendation, although the book was ineligible for the prize because the U.K. edition originally appeared in 2008. I'm very honored to have been cited by the judges. More delightful still is the fact that the award went to such a spectacular book: Jedediah Berry's The Manual of Detection. If you don't know Jed's work--well, there's a rare, sly, beautifully-written book out there waiting for you.