So deserved, great news! I'm in the middle of re-reading Chalion, and I had forgotten how great it is. She's so good at taking a normal interaction between people and wringing bucketloads of tension from it.
I'm surprised, but only because I thought she was already a Grand Master! I picked up my first Vorkosigan book in a Little Free Library and was blown away. I think it was only a matter of months before I'd read all of them and then came down with a serious case of literary withdrawal syndrome. I really REALLY missed those characters. In fact, I'm thinking about starting all over again this summer even though I know how things come out.