Monday, May 2, 2016

Being Stephen King

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by Meredith Cole

Is there a question today? There must be, but as I return home from the Edgar Awards on the train, I haven’t had a chance to dig it up. But I’m guessing most of us Criminal Minds are weary on this Monday from all the excitement of the Edgars and Malice Domestic. (Congratulations Art Taylor on your win!)

On Thursday night, I got to give the Best Short Story Edgar to… Stephen King! But he wasn’t able to be come to the Edgar Banquet. And apparently his editor is a bit shy. So I got to give the award and then accept it on his behalf as well.

 



Happily this video does NOT show me holding the Edgar statuette all by myself for the pictures (since I was both Meredith Cole and Stephen King that night…). I know. I was confused, too. And really just relieved to have made it up and down the stairs without falling or dropping the Edgar award.

Now it’s back to the Monday grind. I’ll hang up the velvet dress in my closet and put away the shoes, and return to the much less glamorous side of a writer’s life: putting my butt in the chair and writing.

2 comments:

Art Taylor said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Meredith--and congratulations to you for all your hard work and fun times with the Edgar Awards!

Meredith Cole said...

Sorry to miss seeing you and getting to cheer loudly for you at Malice, Art!