Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spinetingler Awards Shortlist

The fine readers of Spinetingler Magazine have placed Safe and Sound on their Awards Shortlist in the Best Novel – New Voice category, along with Megan Abbott's Queenpin; Declan Burke's The Big O; Allan Guthrie's Hard Man; Steve Mosby's The 50/50 Killer; and Duane Swierczynski's The Blonde.

Obviously, up against that competition, I'm going to get stomped like a narc at a biker rally, but in the spirit of "it ain't over till it's over," here are the voting criteria:

ONE E-MAIL PER PERSON ONLY. You cannot send another vote in, even for a different category – multiple votes from the same sender will not be counted. Take the time to consider your votes carefully. E-mails must be received by December 30, 2007 - authors, if you're putting this in your newsletter make sure you are clear about the deadline for voting. Many recommendations were not considered in the first round because they were sent late.

You may vote for one winner in each category as long as all votes are submitted in one e-mail. Simply state the category and your chosen winner for each of the eight categories. Any votes that contain more than one selection per category may be removed from consideration completely. No ties.

Send your e-mail to with AWARD NOMINATIONS in the subject line. It is not necessary to explain the reason for your vote.

Thanks to everyone who put me on the list!


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

The hard part about casting a ballot for these awards is that all the nominees are so goddamned GOOD.

Chris said...

"Like a narc at a biker rally"


Congratulations. I myself am feeling mightily outclassed in my category. As for the others, it looks like I've got me some reading to do!

Jeff Shelby said...

Dusty, that's awesome - congratulations:)

Anonymous said...

Dusty, I am thrilled for you. Congrats my friend!!!!

Tasha Alexander said...

Woo hoo!!!!! Well-deserved, my friend!