So it’s official. Alice Zero is nominated for an Elgin Award in the Chapbook Category. Really stoked to see that my writing got noticed. It’s not that I’m not proud of my podcast. I am. But I started doing this to write. And this was a really cool thing to see my poetry respected. I wanted to give a shout out to Colleen Anderson for being an amazing person to have in your corner. She’s awesome.
Click the Alice Zero link if you want to know more.
It’s completely a surprise to get an email finding out your nominated. The first thing I did was let Kenzie know. She did draw the book after all. And the second thing I did was ask her to come back. I mean, I do have a lot more story to tell and I can’t think of anyone better to draw it than her.
So with that squared away. I waited. And waited. And waited.
But with the announcement out, I better crank out a sequel. And that’s what I’m doing. I’m doing the first full length version of my alice. And what better way to start than a game of croquet against Jason of the Argonauts? And Alice wins of course…right?
In truth, Alice in Wonderland is a powerful story. I noticed very early on that the connection between Alice and Pandora is a very strong run. They are both rooted in the same story. Curiosity, bravery and discovery are the heart of Alice in Wonderland and I wanted to bring that together with the sequel.
And that’s what I’ve been doing.
I can talk and talk and talk about this book. Really excited, especially where Alice is now. But the real questions is, When will you see it?
November 1st, 2021. Pre order will be up August 1st, 2021. I’m going to be trying some things out with the book and hopefully you guys will come on board.
Ultimately, I feel a certain sense of validation. People know me more as a podcaster rather than a writer, but it’s nice to know that the work I’ve done has been appreciated. I want to think the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association for the love.
More to come.
But for now…Joshua Pantalleresco. Award winning podcaster. Award nominated poet. Pretty cool.