Don’t you hate it when people get recognition and then get all braggy about it? Yeah, me too, but that’s not going to stop me from tooting my horn, patting myself on the back, and generally be annoying. Yesterday, I learned that Box of Rocks won 2nd place for mysteries in the 2012 Reader Views Awards. It’s not a Pulitzer, but it’s enough to make me feel like other writers, reviewers and the academy really like me. Of course, if not for you readers who have encouraged and supported me all the way, I may have packed it in on this whole writing gig long ago. You all deserve an award for putting up with me.