On Facebook (sorry don’t have a link, this is sort of second hand) Brad Torgersen is quite rightly pleased with his Dragon Award nomination. It’s a good year to be a finalist precisely because the finalist are more substantial than previous years. He also thanked a group of fellow finalists and posted a picture of the books from the ballot.
I assume we can add Brad’s name to that list. Not a Puppy slate but interesting to see how the ballot looks from that in-group perspective.