Goldie Awards Night - Congratulations to Spinsters Ink and Bella Books Authors!

By the end of a jubilant celebration of lesbian books, Spinsters Ink and Bella Books authors had collected six Goldie Awards for a wide-ranging set of titles from lesbian memoir to lesbian romantic suspense.

The awards began with a touching tribute to five "Lost Sisters": Sarah Dreher, Rosemary Keefe Curb, Akilah Oliver, Adrienne Rich and of course Barbara Grier. Then it was off to the races with the Debut Author Awards at the beginning and the brand new Lee Lynch Classic Award at the end.

We proudly congratulate our winners and all of our many finalists as well:
The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) awards were first presented in 2004 for books published in 2003, and is held by the GCLS to promote and honor lesbian books. The new Lee Lynch Classic Award has been created to honor books published before the GCLS's inception, and its inaugural winner -- giving the award its name -- was by Lee Lynch: The Swashbuckler.

Thank you to all the readers who came to the conference this year making it a great success!