Monday, January 21, 2019

BARRY AWARD Nominations 2019


Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the Barry Award Nominees. Winners will be announced on October 31 at the Dallas Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies. Congratulations to all! 

The 2019 Barry Award Nominations
The Awards will be presented at the Dallas Bouchercon on Thursday, October 31, 2019 during the Opening Ceremonies.

Best Novel
Lou Berney, NOVEMBER ROAD (Morrow)  

Michael Connelly, DARK SACRED NIGHT (Little, Brown)
Allen Eskens, THE SHADOW WE HIDE (Mulholland)
Craig Johnson, DEPTH OF WINTER (Viking)
Mindy Mejia, LEAVE NO TRACE (Atria)
Abir Mukherjee, A NECESSARY EVIL (Pegasus)

Best First Novel
Oyinkan Braithwaite, MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER (Doubleday)
Karen Cleveland, NEED TO KNOW (Ballantine) 

John Copenhaver, DODGING AND BURNING (Pegasus) 
Caz Frear, SWEET LITTLE LIES (Harper)
James A. McLaughlin, BEARSKIN (Ecco)
C. J. Tudor, THE CHALK MAN (Crown)

Best Paperback Original 

Christine Carbo, A SHARP SOLITUDE (Atria) 
David Mark, DEAD PRETTY (Blue Rider Press) 
Dervla McTiernan, THE RUIN (Penguin) 
Sherry Thomas, THE HOLLOW OF FEAR (Berkley) 
Emma Viskic, RESURRECTION BAY (Pushkin Vertigo)

Best Thriller

Jack Carr, THE TERMINAL LIST (Atria)
Dan Fesperman, SAFE HOUSES (Knopf)
Mick Herron, LONDON RULES (Soho)
Anthony Horowitz, FOREVER AND A DAY (Harper)
Nick Petrie, LIGHT IT UP (Putnam)
James Swain, THE KING TIDES (Thomas & Mercer) 




Saturday, January 26, 2019 
10:30 AM-1 PM, Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland (parking in the area, or 5 minutes to BART) 

For all authors and would-be authors, whether traditional- or self-published: a workshop on social media, newsletters, websites, and more—all the essentials of your digital outreach.

Maddee James (xuni web design) and Zoƫ Quinton (literary strategist)
will help you figure out how to:
  • make the best use of your social media time 
  • focus on your target audience 
  • choose the essentials for your website to attract readers (and sell books!) 
  • write a great newsletter that makes people want to open it 
  • join exciting group promotion ideas understand and use affiliate links to discover the basic principles of branding 
All this and more!

Plus, nibbles & coffee with your fellow writers.

Free and open to all.

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