Monday, April 30, 2012

Edgar Awards - 2012

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of receiving the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. I've included a few pictures of questionable quality that I hope might illustrate the marvelous night. I apologize for the glare of my contacts, which seems to have infiltrated every picture my husband took.  I also apologize that I don't have a picture that includes Edward Conlon. I will post a new picture as soon as one is available.

My fellow nominees were as follows:

Edward Conlon - Red on Red
David Duffy - Last to Fold
Leonard Rosen - All Cry Chaos
Steve Ulfelder - Purgatory Chasm

When I was originally nominated for an Edgar Award on January 19th of this year, I published a blog thanking a good many people. It seems appropriate to re-run a portion of that blog.

Many people have worked to bring BENT ROAD to the shelf. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has read it, edited it, proofed it, blurbed it, designed for it, marketed it, sold it, accounted for it, reviewed it, blogged about it, tweeted about it, facebooked about it, listened to me read from it, listened to me talk about it, stocked it, restocked it, ordered it, bought it and I'll say it it.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I had fun guest blogging over at Jungle Red Writers the other day. Click here to read about snow-days and when I first thought of myself as a writer.