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!