Monday, December 6, 2010
Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Novel of the Year and other stuff
Dark Scribe Magazine has announced their nominees for their Black Quill awards, and they're put The Caretaker of Lorne Field up against some very stiff competition in their Best Dark Genre Novel of the Year category. Nominees are:
A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub (Doubleday)
KRAKEN by China Miéville (Del Rey)
SPARROW ROCK by Nate Kenyon (Leisure / Bad Moon Books)
THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD by David Zeltserman (Overlook Hardcover)
THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin (Ballantine)
UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King (Scribner)
You can vote for your favorite here (and while you're at it, I hope you vote for Paul Tremblay's terrific In the Mean Time, which is nominated for the Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection category).
The trend also continues with readers digging Caretaker. Author Tom Piccirilli (The Cold Spot, Shadow Season) says:
It’s a bold move for the author to make, but one that pays off big in the end. With his easy-reading narrative and skill at constantly forcing the reader to grow more and more involved in Jack Durkins’s plight, The Caretaker of Lorne Field starts off as a speedy story and soon becomes gut-clencher that might give you whiplash from turning the pages so fast.
You can read Tom's entire review here.
IPA-Ray also has his say about Caretaker over here.
Over at the Top Suspense Group we've started our round robin short story and contest. Rules are simple--over the next 12 days we'll be posting a story segment, and the first five people who can match each story segment to the author who wrote it will win a free book. Check out the first part of the story here!