Hey, folks: CRIME HITS HOME, the anthology I edited for Mystery Writers of American, won the Anthony Award at Bouchercon last night! I’d show you a photo of the award but I’m in NY and it’s in San Diego. But here’s a photo of the book, and my fabulous agent, Josh Getzler, holding the award. And if you hit the link above you can buy it. The book, not the award. I’m keeping that. But you will want the book for sure, because it holds 20 super stories! Thanks to all the invited writers who stepped up so beautifully, all the writers who submitted in the contest, all the judges for the contest, and the Anthony voters!
CRIME HITS HOME, the anthology I edited for the MWA, has been nominated for an Anthony Award!
As you crime people know, that’s given at Bouchercon, which this year will be in San Diego over Labor Day weekend. It’s the editor who gets listed on the nomination; but an anthology editor is like a choreographer, and no matter the concept of the piece, it’s the dancers — and the behind the scenes people — who make the thing work.
So, a huge congrats and thank you to the MWA, who asked me to take this on; to Hanover Square Press, who published it; to the well-known writers who agreed to send stories so the contest winners would be sharing a book with established names; to the judges, who read all the contest entries, discussed, debated, and sent me the ones they rated the best, to make the final choice; and of course, to the writers who took a chance and entered the contest.
Everyone now needs to read all the Anthony nominated works in all categories before September, so you’d better get to work.