Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Readers' Choice!

This morning, I woke to the news that my short story collection DEAD LETTERS won the House of Crime and Mystery Readers' Choice Award for Best Short Fiction Collection! And as an added bonus, THE BIG REAP was a runner-up in its category as well! I'm honored to be counted among the likes of John Connolly, Dennis Lehane, and Michael Connelly, to name but a few of the winners. Many thanks to Jacques Filippi, and to the scores of voters who took the time to weigh in. Extra-special thanks if you voted for me.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A Bookish Best!

Woohoo! Kristin at My Bookish Ways included THE BIG REAP in her Best Books of 2013 post! I can't tell you what an honor it is to be chosen alongside the likes of Donna Tartt and Stephen King. Many thanks, Kristin!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Crimespree and Founding Fields Best Ofs

I'm delighted to report the Collector series continues to rack up the year-end love, well into the new year! First off, Milo of The Founding Fields listed THE BIG REAP among his Top 25 Books of 2013. And second through fourth, the Collector series made three appearances on Crimespree Magazine's staff favorites list! Dan Malmon chose THE BIG REAP as one of his faves; Erica Ruth Neubauer picked DEAD HARVEST; and okay the third nod came from Katrina Niidas Holm to whom I may or may not be married. But still. That's a guarantee she's biased, not a guarantee she's biased in my favor.

Many thanks to Milo, Dan, Erica, and Katrina.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year! New Lists!

Happy new year, all! This morning, as I caffeinate away my headache from last night's festivities, I bring news of three new lists. First off, Amy at Burning the Bridges listed DEAD HARVEST among her top ten reads of 2013! Second, Jen Forbus declared DEAD HARVEST one of her favorite debuts read in 2013 over at Jen's Book Thoughts! And third, Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves listed THE BIG REAP as one of her favorite reads of 2013! Thanks to Amy, Jen, and Jenn all. Now would you all please stop talking so loudly? And where the heck did I set down that coffee?