Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I'm Just Sayin'...

Like many of my fellow mystery writers and fans, I'm headed for Bouchercon this year in lovely Madison Wisconsin. I did my first B'con last year and had a blast, and I'm really looking forward to this one.

A few days ago, I got a packet in the mail with information about the 'con. With it was my ballot for the Anthony Awards, which are given out to the best work in several categories: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story and Best Critical/Non-fiction Work. I was a little confused at first...what time period does the award cover?

Thanks to Lee Goldberg, I now realize that it's for any work published in 2005.

Hey. Wait a minute.

My first novel, The Devils' Right Hand, was published in 2005.

How interesting.

*looks innocent*


Sandra Ruttan said...

So, is that any book published in the US in 2005 or for the first time anywhere in 2005? What if the book was published in Canada in 2004 and in the US in 2005?

Never mind. I'm just going to take bribes. It makes life simpler.

M. G. Tarquini said...

OMG! 2005! Why, that's...amazing, J.D.! I'll definitely nominate your book!

Oh wait. I'm not going to Boucheron. I'm not even sure how to spell it.

Um...where's Madison, Wisconsin...exactly? I mean, is it in the lower 48, or do they have igloos up there?

David Terrenoire said...


If you nominate my book, I'll nominate your book.

I promise.

What? WHAT?

Tasha Alexander said...

I'll vote for you if you vote for me. ; )

David Terrenoire said...


You always have my vote, I don't care what it's for.

Tasha Alexander said...

Awww, David, thanks!

You've got my vote, too! : )

John P said...

I was trying to figure out who to nominate, because I couldn't remember which books I'd read in 2005. (Actually, I'd read DRH in 2004) but, now I can actually nominate one. And David's also.

John P

Anonymous said...

Keep working ,great job!