I was TOTALLY shocked when she said my name. I wasn't expecting it because of the company my story had. I'm surrounded by a lot of really excellent writers who I'm learning from every single day, I really didn't expect to win, which makes it so rewarding. I'm still a little shocked.
My name being called was a nice end to a crazy semester. :)
First book on the reading list: Richard Russo's "Nobody's Fool"