If you read my main blog, Adventures Fantastic, then you know that one of the awards I hold in high esteem is the Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America. In fact, the only award I hold in higher esteem is the David Gemmell Award.
One of the things I like best about the Shamus it that it’s one of the few awards that honors work published by independent authors. Most of the major genre awards, such as the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy (and, yes, the Gemmell) don’t recognize independent work, at least not as a matter of course. So, kudos to the PWA for doing so.
Well, the other day the finalists for the Shamus were announced: Continue reading