Edgar Award II

So that’s an Edgar – not given to nominees

So the flurry of attention from alla you has been gratifying and humbling. I truly didn’t really get the whole Edgar thing yesterday, and then had it explained to me over the course of the day via emails. It’s like the Grammys or something, where the just the nomination is a prize.
To quote my pal Ivan, from an email: “FUCKIN’ EH man, this is sooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooool, ya haftya be really proud and don’t gimme any fake humility here”
And the deal is that Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender is a mass market paperback, and these don’t usually get into the mix.  So it’s like an indy film getting some sort of attention from the big corporate Hollywood structure.
I looked at the other four nominees in the true crime category and they are hardcover, big buck books.  I surely plan to read The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, which looks pretty good. Movie deal for that fellow.
Thanks to Texas Watchdog for this. And I’m sure Penguin, my publisher, is pleased that it got a sweet price on Girl, Wanted; my editor there was one of the first to send an email of congrats. And while an indy has very little chance of winning the big prize, it’s nice to be acknowledged by the Academy.

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