Life as a writer is often spent behind closed doors working hard, but there are moments when a writer catches a glimpse of hope that her work may actually entered the world of the published.
Margaret Hart and Natalie St. Pierre at the HSW Literary Agency have been working hard behind the scene to help me get my novels published.
Their last post at HSW Literary Agency:News certainly made me smile, so here’s a shout out to say thanks.
Sometimes a girl just has to share her happiness.
Thanks for reading . . .
Here is what HSW wrote about me:
The life of an author, quietly perfecting her craft, is often anonymous. But the efforts of crime writer Kristina Stanley are at last getting the attention they deserve: Stanley has three works up for separate crime writing awards!
Descent, the first book in Stanley’s Kalin Thompson series, is nominated for the Unhanged Arthur, the Arthur Ellis Award recognizing the year’s most promising piece of unpublished crime fiction. Over in the UK, the Crime Writers’ Association honours book two in the series, Burnt, with a nomination for their Debut Dagger. Finally, just in time for Short Story Month, Stanley’s “When a Friendship Fails” is nominated for the Capital Crime Writers‘ Audrey Jessup Short Story Award.
Congratulations, Kristina! We anxiously await the results!
So you’re looking for something to read?
Want to read books by Canadians?
Want to read crime/mystery novels?
Then this list if for you.
The winners of the Arthur Ellis awards are:
Best First Novel
Simone St. James, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, NAL
Giles Blunt, Until the Night, Random House Canada
Lou Allin, Contingency Plan, Orca Books
Best Short Story
Yasuko Thanh, “Switch-blade Knife” in Floating Like the Dead, McClelland & Stewart
Steve Lillebuen, The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room, McClelland & Stewart
Best French Book
Mario Bolduc, La Nuit des albinos: Sur les traces de Max O’Brien, Libre Expression
Best Juvenile/YA Book
Shane Peacock, Becoming Holmes, Tundra Books
Best Unpublished First Novel, aka The Unhanged Arthur
Coleen Steele, Sins Revisited
Derrick Murdoch Award
The Crime Writers of Canada Crime Novel Awards
If you are looking for a new author to read, the short list for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards is out. Sometimes I find it hard to find a new author to read, so each year I check out the CWC list. There are other categories for Canadian crime writers if you are looking for an author you already are familiar with.
The five novels short listed for the BEST FIRST NOVEL are:
Confined Spaces by Deryn Collier
The Dead of Winter by Peter Kirby
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
A Private Man by Chris Lang
The Beggar’s Opera by Blair Peggy.
Thanks for reading . . .