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Sunday Update – 2022.06.19

This blog post is a participant of The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news. This post recaps the past week, showcases books and things I have received, and shares news about what is coming up for the week on my blog.
I received some wonderful news that had made my entire day. I was informed that The Arrangement had been nominated for Best First PI Novel in the 2022 Shamus Awards! The news was an absolute shock. It’s crazy to see my little debut indie book surrounded by so many heavy-hitting NYT/award-winning/bestselling traditional authors on the nomination list. I never thought I would ever get a chance like this. I’m forever grateful that someone took a chance on Tootsie’s story and it resonated with them enough to nominate it in this prestigious award! The winners will be announced in August, and I’m so nervous. But whatever happens, I’ll still be grateful that my book made it this far. It really motivates me to keep writing.

 

The 2022 Shamus Award Nominees

 

BEST PI HARDCOVER

RUNNER by Tracy Clark (Kensington)

 LAST REDEMPTION by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)

 PAY OR PLAY by Howard Michael Gould (Severn House)

 FAMILY BUSINESS by S. J. Rozan (Pegasus)

 HEAD CASE by Michael Wiley (Severn House)

 

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK

EVERY CITY IS EVERY OTHER CITY by John McFetridge (ECW Press)

 THE BURDEN OF INNOCENCE by John Nardizzi (Weathertop Media Co.)

 ANGELS IN THE WIND by Manuel Ramos (Arte Pὐblico Press)

 FROG IN A BUCKET by Clive Rosengren (Coffeetown Press)

AN EMPTY GRAVE by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Swallow Press)

 

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

 PORNO VALLEY by Philip Elliot (Into The Void) 

A DEAD MAN’S EYES by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best Books) 

SUBURBAN DICKS by Fabian Nicieza (Putnam) 

THE ARRANGEMENT by M. Ravenel (Chikara Press) 

LOST LITTLE GIRL by Gregory Stout (Level Best Books) 

 

BEST PI SHORT STORY

DISPOSABLE WOMEN by Michael Bracken (ToughCrime.com

SIXTEEN LIES by Matt Goldman (EQMM September/October) 

SWEEPS WEEK by Richard Helms (EQMM July/August)

 ORO DE TONTOS (FOOL’S GOLD) by Tom Larsen (AHMM November/December)

 THE HIDDEN PLACES by Linda Stansberry (EQMM May/June)

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