I'm nearly speechless with joy. Eric was one of my very first writing students 11 years ago. He was unpublished at the time and has since been published around the world. He was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula this year, a rare honor to be nominated for both simultaneously.
I'm so pleased!
In addition to being my student long ago, Eric has been a member of my writers group for years now. We are all hugely proud of him. This is a big day!
You can read Eric's story here.