Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Daphne du Maurier Finalist

It's official, and I am allowed to shout from the rooftops! I'm a Daphne Finalist!

What's in a Name? has been selected as a finalist in the Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense Category of the
Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery Suspense. This is a well-respected contest sponsored by the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance Writers of America. There are a lot of familiar names among the finalists, and I'm delighted to be one of them. The Single Title category finalists.

"Overkill" by Linda Castillo
Editor- Cindy Hwang, Berkley

"Into the Dark" by Cindy Gerard
Editor- Monique Patterson, St. Martin's Press

"Dead Giveaway" by Brenda Novak
Editor- Paula Eykelhof, Mira

"What's in a Name?" by Terry Odell

Editor- Helen Woodall, Cerridwen Press

"Head On" by Colleen Thompson

Editor- Alicia Condon, Dorchester

In addition to personal gratification, I think it proves that small publishing houses can hang with the big NY players. The winner is announced at the RWA National Conference at the Kiss of Death's annual Death by Chocolate party. What could be better than that!


Jess said...


Terry Odell said...


Carol Ann said...

Terry, I'm so happy for you!! I saw you name on the official list today.


Carol Ann

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Carol Ann. It's exciting, to be sure.

boxing said...

Congratulations, Terry. I hope to meet you at the awards ceremony.

Colleen Thompson said...

Oops... accidentally signed in under my blogger account. Didn't mean to offer my congratulations incognito!

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Colleen -- both of you. See you at the ceremony. And congrats to you, too.