From the Booking Desk:
First I receive the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for 2018, then I am asked by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to continue the Blog Bytes Column, and now I am nominated for an Anthony Award. Whose life am I living???
If ever there was proof to the adage that hard work eventually pays off, I am the walking, talking embodiment of it.
The committee for Bouchercon St. Petersburg (September 2018) added Best Online Content to the Anthony Award list, which again shows that the industry really does understand the value of non-print media outlets. I am honestly a fan of every one of my other nominees and will be happy no matter who walks away with this award. This is a case where it truly is an honor to be nominated. There are so many wonderful online resources for Crime Fiction readers, so I feel blessed that the attendees of Bouchercon enjoyed BOLO Books enough to put it on this list. Thank you to everyone who nominated – not just me, but who nominated anything that made the final list.
Congratulations to all the nominees in every category. See you in St. Pete!
2018 Anthony Award Nominations List
The Late Show by Michael Connelly
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Glass Houses by Louise Penny
The Force by Don Winslow
Best First Novel
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
The Dry by Jane Harper
Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All by Christopher Irvin
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
Best Paperback Original
Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann
Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck
What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
Cast The First Stone by James W. Ziskin
Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series
Give Up the Dead (Jay Porter #3) by Joe Clifford
Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch #20) by Michael Connelly
Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25) by Sue Grafton
Glass Houses (Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny
Dangerous Ends (Pete Fernandez #3) by Alex Segura
Best Short Story
The Trial of Madame Pelletier by Susanna Calkins
God’s Gonna Cut You Down by Jen Conley
My Side of the Matter by Hilary Davidson
Whose Wine Is It Anyway by Barb Goffman
The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place by Debra Goldstein
A Necessary Ingredient by Art Taylor
Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, Joe Clifford, editor
Killing Malmon, Dan & Kate Malmon, editors
Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks, editors
Passport to Murder, Bouchercon Anthology 2017, John McFetridge, editor
The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, Gary Phillips, editor
Best Critical/Non-fiction Book
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction by Jess Lourey
Best Online Content
Writer Types Podcast, Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden
Do Some Damage
Jungle Red Writers
Dru’s book musing, Dru Ann Love
BOLO Books, Kristopher Zgorski
Congratulations, Kristopher, this is your year!
Thank you Janet. I can’t hardly believe it.
Congrats! What a thrill!
Thank you Liz. It’s insane!
Kristopher … what a wonderful ride. Hope it never ends …. Can’t wait to see what socks you wear at Bouchercon.
You and me both, Debra. Congratulations on your nomination as well. I love that story so much.
You are living YOUR life, down the path YOU’VE hewn. I’m a broken record with my awe at this whole enterprise. I most sincerely congratulate you.
Thank you, k. It’s been quite the journey, but the hard work is paying off.
Congratulations!!! I get 3 out of the 5 every day.
Thank you Gram. It’s quite the list to be included on.
Well-deserved! I read all your reviews and admire your ability to get to the heart of why a book should be read.
Thank you Neil. That is very kind of you to say.
Congrats, Kristopher! So excited for you!
Thank you Sarah!
Congrats!! So well deserved.
Thank you kind Sir. Congratulations to you as well. It’s going to be a big celebration in St. Pete’s.
Congratulations, Kristopher! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see you in Florida!
CONGRATULATIONS KRIS! Years ago you sat at my table at the Mystery Festival in Oakmont, PA, hosted by Mystery Lovers Bookshop. I remember you explaining to us just what a blog, and yours in particular, was. Imagine! It has been a while; your blog just gets better and better. I hope I’ll be able to track you down at Bouchercon this September and say “Hi!”
Leslie, I remember that event completely. I remember sitting at that table talking about blogs, books, etc. Such a great memory. Please do find me at Bouchercon. I am going to be involved in a number of events over that weekend, so I shouldn’t be too hard to find. I look forward to catching up.
You’re on a roll and you deserve it. All your hard work and s getting noticed. Congratulations!
Thank you Nancy.
Congrats, Kristopher! You’re on a roll! Richly deserved!
Thank you James. It has been quite the year.
Congratulations! The nomination doesn’t surprise me; it is well-deserved. People trust your opinions of the books you review.
Thank you Deb. I was honored and excited to be nominated by the tribe.
All your hard work, skill, and expertise are just paying off! No surprises here. 🙂
And congrats to you and all the finalists! Pleased to be on this list myself, of course!
Congratulations on both your award and your nomination! I’ll be around commenting as I’m new to your site. 🙂
Welcome Kay. I hope that you enjoy your time exploring BOLO Books.
Congratulations Kristopher! I found a lot of my favorite books through you and I hope you take home another well-deserved award!
You are very kind, Sonali. The real reward for me is leading readers to books they love.
Congratulations Kristopher ! Well deserved.
Thank you, Danielle.