I was stunned to find out on Jan 31 that Undercard has been nominated for the Evergreen Award in the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading, “Canada’s largest recreational reading program … to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages.” As much of an honour of being nominated for this award is who I have been nominated with. To share company with such great writers is rewarding indeed. This is a wonderful validation of Undercard’s literary merits. Yes, Undercard is a thriller, as exciting as any of them, but it is also a literary novel, dealing with a host of issues, and I’m very pleased, proud, and appreciative that it has been acknowledged in this way.