Friday, June 4, 2010

Busted Flush Press earns two Anthony nominations!

I (David) have long been a fan of the annual Bouchercon world mystery convention, held each year in a different host city (this year's takes place in San Francisco). My first was Seattle in 1994, followed by Toronto, Chicago, Madison, Indianapolis, etc. Bouchercon is a great place to meet your favorite authors & booksellers; sit in on some fascinating panels; buy lots of books; even explore a new city. But it's also where attendees can vote on the Anthony Awards.... which, as an attendee, is a pretty cool thing to be a part of.

So, of course, I'm extra excited to announce that two Busted Flush Press productions have earned Anthony nominations!

Tower (by Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman) -- Best Paperback Original!
Tower has also been nominated for the Spinetingler Award & the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award (Mystery).

"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (by Ace Atkins, in Crossroad Blues) -- Best Short Story!
"Last Fair Deal..." was also nominated for the Edgar Award.

Many many thanks to everyone who voted for the short list! Please check out the Bouchercon blog for a complete list of nominees.

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And here are the BFP authors with a few words...

Reed -- "It's always nice to be recognized by fans and peers. Some peer awards get more repect, but I would say you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a finer, more representative list than the nominations for the Anthony. It's great and humbling all at once."

Ken -- "Without David Thompson, Reed, Craig McDonald & Al Guthrie, there would be no nomination. I'm truly delighted to be nominated and to be a part of Busted Flush. Here's hoping we add the Anthony to Busted Flush's glowing rep." [Thanks, Ken!]

Ace -- "I had hoped to be included in a finer class of people than Ken & Reed. There are plenty of well-heeled, well-groomed professionals out there where I could be grouped. Instead I'm stuck with two scruffy degenerates."

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Congratulations to all of the other nominees! And if you're attending Bouchercon in San Francisco, I'll see you there. :-)

2 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congrats! And check out my blog today for my review of the Winslow arc.

Rod Norman said...

Congrats to David,Ken, Reed & Ace, BFP couldn't be represented by any nicer people than this group.