Ever so often something really exciting shows up in my email box. This time it was an announcement from the Epic e-book contest committee that No Sanctuary is a finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category.
Wow! Of course I wanted it entered, but I've entered a book nearly every year since I joined Epic. I've even been a finalist three times.
I've also served as a judge every year though never in the category where I have books entered. Every year the caliber of the books has become better and better. Excellent writing, few mistakes.
The news about who actually wins won't happen until March of 2010 at the Epicon in New Orleans. I'll be there because I'm giving two presentations about writing mysteries, one for the adults and one for the kids.
I'm up against two authors that I know. Mike Orenduff who writes the Pot Thief mysteries--the first on is absolutely great, and Linda Faulkner whose book I haven't read yet but I've heard nothing but good things. There's one more, but can't remember the name, but I'm sure it's another excellent mystery.
Something else that's exciting, my publisher, Oak Tree Press, is also Mike's publisher, which means she published two of the four books that are finalists.
Being nominated is a thrill! Epic is the organization for e-published authors--and has been around since the time e-books began and I've belonged from nearly the beginning, and I've attended all the conferences but one.
Whether No Santuary wins or not, is an honor for it to be one of the finalists.
You can purchase it from all the usual places, but if you'd like an autographed copy, you can get it from my website
Just think what a great Christmas gift that would make for someone.