It’s only a first step, but I’ve just found out that Madigan Mine has been included in the First Novel category on the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards. This long list will be voted on by the membership of the HWA in order to winnow down the candidates to just four in each category for the final ballot from which the award is chosen. Still, it’s very exciting to see my book included even at this stage — especially as I appear to be the sole non-North American in the First Novel category (Gemma Files is Canadian; everyone else, I believe hails from the USA).
I also note with no small amount of pride and joy that Scenes from the Second Storey (edited by Amanda Pillar and Peter Kempshall) has been listed on the prelim ballot in the Anthology category. It’s a brilliant book and I’m not just saying so because I have a story in it. ;-) I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t turn up on other Awards lists as the year progresses.