Hey Fam, here I am with my friend and Clarion 2012 roomate Ruby (she's a badass writer, I expect her to win a Nebula soon). I'm wearing the Octavia Butler owl necklace that was presented to me as part of my Carl Brandon Society Award. It was commissioned by Octavia Butler herself & the owl was her personal totem. The owl's creator Laurie Toby Edison presented it to me personally. I made the Clarion Foundation President, author Karen J. Fowler cry with my thank you speech. Thanks for all your well wishes BSFS family. I'll see some of you in Atlanta soon at Onyx Con.