11 May 2015

Shameless Self Promotion


by Jan Grape

Just a quick note on this Mother's Day to clue everyone in on what a fantastic and versatile group of writers who keep this site going each day. I knew there are award nominees and winners here and I thought it might be high time we tooted our own horns. So in no particular order, check out these your daily SleuthSayers.

Eve Fisher:
Her short story, "A Time to Mourn" was shortlisted for Otto Penzler's 2011 Best American Short Stories.

John Floyd:
Won a 2007 Derringer Award for short Story"Four for Dinner."
Nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize "Creativity" 1999 for Short Story
"The Messenger 2001 for Short Story and for a poem "Literary vs Genre" 2005
Shortlisted three times for Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories, "The Proposal," (2000), "The Powder Room," (2010), "Turnabout" (2012), and "Molly's Plan" was published in 2015 Best American Short Stories.
Nominated for an EDGAR AWARD for the short story "200 Feet" 2015.

Janice Trecker:
Nominated for an EDGAR AWARD for Best First Novel years ago, a Lambda award for Best Gay Mystery Novel for one of the Bacon Books a year ago and a nomination for Best Local Mystery book on the History of Hampton, CT, now her home town.

Dale Andrews:
His first Ellery Queen Pastiche, "The Book Case," won second place in the EQMM 2007 Reader's Choice and was also nominated for the Barry Award for Best Short Story that year.

Leigh Lundin:
Won the Ellery Queen 2007 Reader's Choice award for his story “Swamped”.

Rob Lopresti:
Fnalist for the Derringer three times, winning twice. Won the Black Orchid Novella Award. I was nominated for the Anthony Award.

Paul D. Marks:
Won the SHAMUS AWARD for White Heat. Nominated this year for an ANTHONY AWARD for Best Short Story for "Howling at the Moon."

David Dean:
His short stories have appeared regularly in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, as well as a number of Anthologies since 1990. His stories have been nominated for SHAMUS, Barry, and Derringer Awards and "Ibraham's Eyes" was the Reader's Choice Award for 2007. His story "Tomorrow's Dead" was a finalist for the EDGAR AWARD for Best Short Story of 2011.

David Edgerley Gates:
Nominated for the SHAMUS, the EDGAR (twice) and the International Thriller Writers Award.

Melissa Yuan-Innes:
Derringer Award Finalist 2015 for "Because" Best Mystery Short Fiction in the English Language, Roswell Award for Short Fiction Finalist 2015 for "Cardiopulmonary Arrest."
Won the Aurora Award 2011 Best English related Work and her story " Dancers With Red Shoes" is featured in Dragons and Stars edited by Derwin Mak and Edwin Choi. Her story "Indian Time was named one of the best short mysteries of 2010 by criminalbrief.com
Year's Best Science Fiction, Honorable Mentions for "Iron Mask," "Growing up Sam," and "Waiting for Jenny Rex."
CBS Radio Noon Romance Writing Contest- Runner-up. Melissa has also won Creative Writing contests and Best First Chapter of a Novel in 2008 and second place for Writers of the Future and won McMaster University "Unearthly Love Affair" writing contest.

Melodie Campbell:
Winner of nine awards: 2014 ARTHUR ELLIS award for (novella) The Goddaughter's Revenge. which also won the 2014 Derringer.
Finalist for 2014 ARTHUR ELLIS award for "Hook, Line and Sinker" and this story also won the Northwest Journal short story.
Finalist for 2013 ARTHUR ELLIS award for "Life Without George." which took second prize in Arts Hamilton national short fiction.
Finalist 2012 ARTHUR ELLIS award for "The Perfect Mark" which also won the Derringer award.
Winner 2011 Holiday Short Story Contest for "Blue Satin and Love."
Finalist for 2008 Arts Hamilton award for national short fiction for "Santa Baby."
Third Prize 2006 Bony Pete Short Story contest "School for Burgulars"
Winner 1991 Murder and Mayhem and the Macabre, "City of Mississauga, 2 categories
Third Prize 1989 Canadian Living Magazine, Romance Story "Jive Talk."
Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best short story for 2015 which will be announced on May 28th.

Robert 'RT' Lawton:
Nominated for the Derringer Award for "The Right Track" in 2010.
Nominated for the Derringer Award for "The Little Nogai Boy" in 2011.

Jan Grape:
Nominated along with co-editor, Dr. Dean James, for an Edgar and an Agatha Award for Deadly Women for Best Biographical/Critical Non-Fiction. 1998.
Won McCavity award along with co-editor Dr. Dean James for Deadly Women for Best Non-fiction.
Won Anthony Award for Best Short Story, 1998 for "A Front-Row Seat" in Vengeance is Hers anthology.
Nominated for Anthony for Best First Novel, 2001 for Austin City Blue.
Jan will receive the Sage Award from the Barbara Burnet Smith Aspiring Writers Foundation on May 17. This award is for mentoring aspiring writers.
We all have to admit, our SleuthSayers authors are a multi-talented group.

On this Mother's Day, one little personal note, my mother, PeeWee Pierce and my bonus mom, Ann T. Barrow, both taught me to be a strong, independent, caring woman and I was blessed to have them in my life and I still miss them. Both were able to read some of my published work and I'm glad they were.

Happy Mother's Day, everyone.

13 comments:

Leigh Lundin said...

Nicely done article, Jan.

And I'm so proud to share the stage with my brilliant colleagues! Wonderful work, everyone, and well deserved.

Paul D. Marks said...

Good piece, Jan. And good to be in such company.

David Dean said...

Thanks for this, Jan. I now know a lot more about my learned colleagues. Quite an impressive bunch, I'd say.

janice Law said...

And a belated Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Eve Fisher said...

Wow! I'm going to have to up my game! Congratulations to everyone. (Btw, I was shortlisted for Best American Mystery Stories of 2011, not Best American Short Stories.)

John Floyd said...

Thanks, Jan, for putting all this together. I am indeed proud to be a part of this outstanding group.

Like Eve, my story selected for inclusion in Otto's 2015 anthology will be in Best American Mystery Stories, not Best American Short Stories. (It's scheduled for release in October.)

Anonymous said...

nice lineup! I never knew. Congrats!

Melodie Campbell said...

Thanks Jan! One little correction - The Perfect Mark was a Derringer and Arthur finalist, but didn't win that year.
And yes - I've known for years that people here are my competition for these awards . And what competition!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Eve and John and Melodie for mistakes. I was reading everyone's letters on my tablet and typing the article on the laptop and when I read for corrections, I assume my mind read it correctly. Mea Culpa.
I am honored to be in such great company. I too, had a story in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories, many eons ago, think it was 1991. Guess I have lost my copy of the anthology and don't remember which story. I also received a special award from Private Eye Writers of America in 2002 Sorry I left that award out. It is special, a beautiful lucite regular hardcover sized book. It has the PWA logo in the center and Friends of PWA, 2002 and Jan Grape printed on it. I'm thrilled to have been honored.

Jan Grape said...

Sorry, Eve and John and Melodie for mistakes. I was reading everyone's letters on my tablet and typing the article on the laptop and when I read for corrections, I assume my mind read it correctly. Mea Culpa.
I am honored to be in such great company. I too, had a story in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories, many eons ago, think it was 1991. Guess I have lost my copy of the anthology and don't remember which story. I also received a special award from Private Eye Writers of America in 2002 Sorry I left that award out. It is special, a beautiful lucite regular hardcover sized book. It has the PWA logo in the center and Friends of PWA, 2002 and Jan Grape printed on it. I'm thrilled to have been honored.

John Floyd said...

Jan, when you've won as many awards as you have, it's okay to forget one or two.

Thanks again!

Velma DiVine said...

Dare I mention there's a tiny little easter egg in the photo?

Melissa Yi said...

Belated hoorays for everyone!