Hey guys! Do you remember how excited I was to be one of the six short listed bloggers?
I still am!
Even though I did NOT win, I am happy to say I was in print and I am happy to show off the winner here on my blog!
The Winner: NB Blogger of the Year 
NB 2019 Book of the Year:
In the dark underbelly of Victorian London, a formidable female sleuth is pulled into the macabre world of fanatical anatomists and crooked surgeons while investigating the kidnapping of an extraordinary child in this gothic mystery—perfect for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation.
Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery.
Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems.
Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding Gothic mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale to stunning effect and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.
Congrats to Amanda and to Canongate’s Things in Jars!
Though I didn’t win, I was SO honoured to be included as part of the shortlist, AND I still got to see myself in print, alongside a book that I adore. So, I feel I still won a little on a personal level, but, still, so happy for the winner, Amanda!