The first week of February has been busy – heck, the first day of February was busy, with me in three time zones in eighteen hours — and I haven’t had time to put together the comprehensive tour info for the web site. Meanwhile, news, mostly good, keeps arriving at a pace that makes it difficult for me to keep up.
For example, I’ve just learned that WHAT THE DEAD KNOW has been nominated for an <a href=” http://www.audiopub.org/2008Audiesfinalistsrelease2.pdf”_blank”> Audie</a>, in the Thriller/Suspense category. Congratulations to Linda Emond, the talented actor who has been reading my books in the U.S. market for several years.
And I think it’s safe now to share the news that HARDLY KNEW HER, the collection of short stories to be published in September, will include a never-before-published novella, “Scratch a Woman.” I still have another draft to go, but my editor and agent like what I showed them this week.
Meanwhile, a question for the historians in our midst: How many writers have been nominated for the Edgar ® in three or more categories? My tally includes Block, Westlake, McBain/Hunter, Kaminsky (not counting their grandmaster status), <a href=” http://www.laurierking.com/wp.php/”_blank”> Laurie King</a>, David Simon* and, um, your humble hostess.
*Simon has been nominated in fact crime, episodic television and miniseries, but “The Wire” was entered into two different categories, per the decisions of the Edgar chairs.