The other day I got a package in the mail. A BIG box. I hadn't ordered anything so it was a surprise to me. Imagine my shock when I opened up the box and found this:
I guess I've won the 2013 ECHOES AWARD!! I am totally honored and humbled to share this prestigous award with Steve Miller this year.
Here's the background on the award:
The Echoes Award was created in 1992, the second award to honor members of the pulp community, the first being the Lamont. From 1992 until 1997, the Award consisted of both plaque and paper certificate. Between 1998 and 2004, only the paper certificate was given out, then the Award ceased until 2009, at which time it was resurrected. The Award is not voted on, but the determination of who is doing the most to promote the pulps and pulp fandom is selected by Tom & Ginger Johnson.
Here's what the award certificate says:
Laurie Powers burst onto the pulp fandom scene with the publication of PULP WRITER, the autobiography of her grandfather, the prolific pulp writer Paul S. Powers. Published in 2007, it spurred Laurie to research her grandfather's work even deeper, and her digging soon unearthed a cache of unpublished stories by Paul, many of which eventually saw print in RIDING THE PULP TRAIL and HIDDEN GHOSTS. Laurie has also been a prolific blogger, and her primary blog, LAURIE'S WILD WEST, has shared great pulp information with thousands of readers online. And her latest project, a biography of famed pulp editor Daisy Bacon, expectes to be an important piece of pulp scholarship." Tom and Ginger Johnson.
No words can express how appreciative I am. Thank you, Tom and Ginger!
If you want to learn more about the Echoes Award, go to their blog Pulp Den.