Tanya Huff on the Globe and Mail bestsellers' list
W00t! My great friend Tanya Huff is now officially a Canadian national bestselling author! Her Valor's Trial, just out in mass-market paperback after a successful run in hardcover, is on The Globe and Mail's Canadian Fiction Bestsellers's List, published in today's (Saturday 20 June 2009) edition of the paper, and also available online.
The Canadian Fiction Bestsellers' List is compiled for The Globe and Mail by BookNet Canada, which records actual point-of-sale data from hundreds of bookstores across Canada.
Tanya and I first met 30 years ago this September, when we both started our bachelor's degrees studies in Radio and Television Arts at what was then called Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. We were in the same Canadian-Literature course in first year, were in the same creative-writing class (under Marianne Brandis), and collaborated on our final-year TV project (we co-wrote the script, I directed, and Tanya produced), a nifty little science-fiction drama.
We both went on to be prolific novelists for major US publishers, me exclusively in science fiction, and Tanya in both SF and fantasy; we both nonetheless went out of our way to publish short-story collections with Canadian small presses and otherwise support Canada's growing SF industry; and we've both had novels adapted into television series (Tanya's Blood books were made into the TV series Blood Ties, and my Flashforward will be a series this fall).
It's said often enough that Robert Charles Wilson is my brother; well, if that's true, then Tanya Huff is my sister -- and I'm very, very proud of my sister today! Congratulations, Tanya! You rock!