Hello, librarian buds! We'reback in the office after ALA Midwinter and ready to talk about a bunch of great award nomination news.
The 2013 nominees for the Left Coast Crime (a.k.a. Lefty) Award, which honors the best humorous mystery published during the previous year, have been annouced! The Macmillan nominees are:
SWIFT RUN by Laura DiSilverio
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Brad Parks
Also HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves has been shortlisted for the Rocky Award for best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region and DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER by Catriona McPherson is shortlisted for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award, which is given to mystery novels covering events before 1960!
Winners will be announced on March 23rd during the 23rd annual Left Coast Crime Convention in Colorado Springs, CO.Read more
We're in full-on PLA mode here at Macmillan Castle, but we're pumping the breaks for a minute to bring you news of this year's fantastic line up for Mystery Day at the Pop Top Stage at ALA Annual!
Here's an early glance at the schedule:
11:00am - 12:00pm
12:15pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location, Location, Location: How a Mystery's Setting Impacts the Story - featuring Brian Freeman, Caroline Todd, Charlie Newton, Chuck Greaves, Kelli Stanley, and Mike Lawson
Moderated by: Kelli Stanley
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Attention to Detail: How Research Adds to the Mystery OR How to do Research and Avoid Arrest OR What is #ResearchFail? Featuring Brian Freeman, Caroline Todd, Charlie Newton, and Mike Lawson
Moderated by: Jason Pinter
See the full Mystery Day schedule here. And make sure you add these events to your calendar for ALA Annual!
*Check Greaves wrote a great blog post about his love for librarians. Check it out here.Read more