Cuentos rolling in & Auction

On February 16, 2011 · Comments Off

Hey all,

The Cuento proposals are rolling in today and they’re wonderful! I’m really delighted with the quality so far. And they WILL add to the convention for sure.

I’m so tickled I came up with this idea . . . <g>

And don’t forget to make your bid for the auction to Katherine Neville’s private reception on Thurs. night. We’ve got a great group coming and it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

See you in Santa Fe!



On September 26, 2010 · Comments Off

Nomination Period Coming Before You Know It!

Nominations will be accepted between January 1 and January 21, 2011, for four Left Coast Crime awards:

THE LEFTY: Best humorous mystery novel

THE BRUCE ALEXANDER MEMORIAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY: Best historical mystery novel, covering events before 1950

THE HILLERMAN SKY AWARD: The mystery (short story to novel length) that best captures the landscape of the Southwest.

THE WATSON: Best sidekick in a mystery novel

Eligible works must have been published for the first time in the United States during calendar year 2010. If published in other countries before 2010, works are still eligible if they meet the US publication requirement.

You will be able to nominate three works in each category. And, yes, you can nominate your own books!

Nominating Process
Nomination ballots will be emailed to all 2010 and 2011 LCC registrants prior to January 1.

Only nominations received between January 1-21, 2011, will be tabulated.

Announcement of Award Nominees
We intend to announce the nominations on January 24, 2011.

We know the timing is tight, but we want to be fair to all potential works of fiction published during the entire year of 2010. We hope that by telling you about the process this early, you’ll be thinking of the works you want to nominate from this point on.

Thank you, and we’ll see you in Santa Fe!

Sarah Storme, Left Coast Crime 2011 Awards Chair
Pari Noskin Taichert, Left Coast Crime 2011 Chair