I was remiss in mentioning this earlier, but I was stoked (pun intended) to have my debut collection Shards make it onto the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards. For the uninitiated, the Stokers are the world’s top honour for horror fiction and they are presented each year by the international Horror Writers Association.
Although I must stress that this is not a nomination, it does mean that Shards has already been whittled down to a pretty awesome top 10. It’s an honour to make it this far, and I can only hope enough HWA members read and enjoy Shards enough to vote it onto the final ballot.
Shards is an outside chance at best, but as preliminary voting has now commenced, if any HWA active members are interested in downloading a free PDF of the collection, just drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send a copy pronto.