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A Close Look at Those 2014 Edgar Winners

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May 1, 2014, New York, NY:  Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2013. The Edgar® Awards were presented to … Continue reading

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Hugo Novel Nominee Rundown

For the 2014 Hugo Awards, five novels are nominees for the final voting of best science fiction or fantasy novel of 2013. These are novels receiving the most votes from science fiction and fantasy fans and writers that are members … Continue reading

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The RONE Award Eligible Fantasy/Sci Fi Category Books

Next week is open-voting week for certain categories of the RONE Awards for excellence in indie and small press romance books, including the “Fantasy/Sci Fi” category. To vote, one needs only to subscribe, for free, at InD’Tale. The RONE Award … Continue reading

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Rita Nominated Contemporaries

My debut contemporary romance novel, Hearts in Ruin, will be released in one month by Liquid Silver Books. I am looking forward to its release, and I hope you enjoy reading it. In the meantime, the Rita Awards contest has … Continue reading

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The Smooch Finalists Announced

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Having started in 2010 with the first trophy awarded in February 2011, The Smooch writing contest, sponsored by the Yosemite Romance Writers, is in its fourth year. The contest is for the best submitted ”First Kiss” scene from a romance work in progress, … Continue reading

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Nominate My Story II

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Another of my Hugo-eligible 2013 short stories is “Love, Death and Ovelapping Bosonic Singularities.”  The Hugo Awards are presented by the World Science Fiction Society, which is comprised of writers and fans and also hosts the World Science Fiction Convention … Continue reading

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Short Story Candidates for the 2014 Hugo Award

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The short story is a wonderful prose form. It is good for readers with limited time. It permits tight, creative stories. It is good for ideas and characters that do not necessarily require a novel to portray. For all of … Continue reading

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2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

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The Mystery Writers of America announced today the Nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best works in the Mystery genre published or produced in 2013. The final awards will be presented at MWA’s 68th Gala Banquet, May … Continue reading

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Nominate My Story

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It is Hugo Award nomination time again–this time for the best work in Science Fiction and Fantasy for the year 2013. The Hugo Awards are presented by the World Science Fiction Society, which is comprised of writers and fans and … Continue reading

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The 2013 Hugo Winners

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Congratulations to all of the Hugo Award Winners and the Campbell Award Winner, announced tonight: Best Novel Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor) Best Novella The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications) Best Novelette “The Girl-Thing Who … Continue reading

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