It can be difficult to keep up the buzz for your book once the publication date begins to fade into history. So it was exciting this morning to see The Cutting Room named as a finalist for the 2015 Ottawa Book Awards. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, which recognize the top English and French books published by local authors in the past year. The list of English fiction finalists is an intriguing one, and I look forward to learning more about the other books. Winners will be announced October 21 at City Hall. I’ll be there.