Now, I know how feels to be an Oscar nominee: thrilled and happy to be counted among incredible company.
I haven’t been good about keeping up with my email lately .(OK, so what’s new about that?) So I was shocked and stunned and knocked outta my socks this morning when I found a note from my friend Catherine Maiorisi, sharing the good news.
The Wolfe Pack presents the Nero Award each year to an author for literary excellence in the mystery genre, in the tradition of Rex Stout’s much-loved Nero Wolfe stories. The award is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. That’s December 2nd, this year.
Here’s the full list of finalists. Oh, I get such a warm and fuzzy feeling when I read it! Imagine appearing on the same list as these wonderful writers!
* Guilt by Association, Marcia Clark
* The Silent Girl, Tess Gerritsen
* The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz
* Spiral, Paul McEuen
* Though Not Dead, Dana Stabenow
* Black Orchid Blues, Persia Walker