Friday, April 18, 2014

Finalist is Fabulous

by Peg Brantley
Evocative Characters. Intriguing Crime. Compelling Stories.
Available through Amazon
or your neighborhood bookstore,
 including Tattered Cover.

Well. Now that I'm here, what can I say?

The last couple of weeks have been pretty huge for me (nothing compared to the other writers on this blog, but still) and I was looking forward to sharing the news with everyone at CFC—but now that I'm actually writing this post I'm suddenly shy.

Huh? Just go already...

Okay. I found out while LoML and I were on our road trip, post-(the fabulous) Left Coast Crime, that The Sacrifice was a finalist in the Adult Fiction category for the Colorado Authors' League awards.

Cool, right?

So I arrive home and realize that on May 14th I'll be doing a joint presentation with Jenny Milchman at Tattered Cover Book Store. Jenny's book, Cover of Snow, is a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark award (which is a way big deal, a part of the Edgars and everything) and is also nominated for a Barry Award. Obviously, Jenny is no slouch. Suddenly I feel like maybe I'm pulling my weight (at least a little) for our Tattered Cover gig.

And wouldn't it be extra cool if I actually had some books to sell when we were there?

Long story short(er), just prior to submitting The Sacrifice for vetting via Tattered Cover I received this email:

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is pleased to announce that your entry, The Sacrifice, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Colorado Book Awards Suspense/Thriller Genre Fiction category.

An exciting thing with the Colorado Book Awards is that they're announced in June at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, a locale that plays a part in my stories.

I'm pretty pumped.


  1. Woohoo! Congratulations Peg! I'm sure it's well deserved :D

    1. Not sure about the deserved bit, but I love the woohoo! Thanks, AD.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Michael. I'm making hay while the sun shines... meaning before the awards are presented. *wink*

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    1. Marlyn, thank you. You're always so supportive of authors... never stop!

  4. Big congratulations, my friend. So proud of you. Not that I'm the least bit surprised--just really, really happy.

    1. The part of my job description that says: Make Andrew Happy, gets a check mark and so now I'm happy too.

      Thanks for your support.

  5. Awesome, Peg! And I'm not surprised, either - so well deserved! You go, girl! :-)

    1. Thanks, Jodie. You too are a great supporter of novelists. Trust me, it's totally appreciated!


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