Well, I had a great weekend in Dallas and came home with a significant souvenir…
The Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original, or as Catriona McPherson put it, before saying my name, the OTHER Best Novel, format be damned. I feel so lucky to be nominated and alongside the likes of Kellye Garrett, Naomi Hirahara, Alison Gaylin, and James Ziskin. Who you should definitely be reading.
A conga line of Anthonys! I like how you can see the words of mine shining through as well as Anthony’s hologram. These things are HEAVY and mine got me flagged at TSA. Worth it. Here’s a full list of all the nominees and winners.
That list is amazing, and I’m especially thrilled that Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark won an award at last. That book is such a great read, beautifully done. I only wish I had the chance to tell Michelle that.
But then there’s this guy.
Lou Berney took home all the awards all weekend including the OTHER Best Novel Anthony (hee) for November Road, which you should DEFINITELY read if you haven’t. We have the same editor at William Morrow, so we took some photos together to send to her back at home. The best one, though, was inspired by the shimmery prom background that was hanging near the stage.
The theme of this prom is murder. Thanks for being a good sport, Lou, and to Bouchercon Dallas and all the volunteers, readers, and authors who make it such a fun place to be. Looking forward to Sacramento 2020, and if you are anywhere near northern California and like to read crime fiction, check it out and be a part of the fun.