Like Gabriel, to be heard, it unfortunately falls to me to blow my own horn. The analogy is appropriate, for both the angel and I put our lips together to announce Judgment Day. His to herald the End of Time, mine to announce an award for writing. Since I don't plan to be around for the former, I have to say that of the two events, the latter has far more significance.
The nice folks at eLit Awards have given The Other Alexander, book I in The Bow of Heaven trilogy, the 2011 Gold Award for Historical Fiction.
The eLit Awards "are a global awards program committed to illumination and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment."
Remember, this coming Thursday and Friday, you can download a copy of Bow for free at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UO0QMI.