Thursday, February 5, 2015

Agatha Nominees--OMG--I'm one of them!

Who ever would have believed that Kate and Bella's
first story would be up for an Agatha?

I'm still in a state of disbelief.  The Agatha nominations were announced on Saturday, and my first book, Murder Strikes a Pose, is up for best first novel!  I'd had a very rough week, for a number of reasons, and this was the news that pulled me out of my funk. 

There are four other fabulous writers on the list with me, and I have no expectations about winning.  But being on the list with such talent makes me finally believe I'm a writer.  Please take a moment to look at the other Agatha-nominated authors and check out their work!  And if you plan to come to Malice Domestic this May, please come see me and give me a hug!

Best Contemporary Novel
  ° The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews
  ° A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet
  ° Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron
  ° The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  ° Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best Historical Novel
  ° Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
  ° Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland
  ° Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
  ° Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd
  ° An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

Best First Novel
  ° Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy
  ° Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
  ° Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran
  ° Finding Sky by Susan Obrien
  ° Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber

Best Short Story
  ° “The Blessing Witch” by Kathy Lynn Emerson
  Rogue Wave
  ° “The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman
  Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays
  ° “Just Desserts for Johnny” by Edith Maxwell
  ° “The Odds Are Against Us” by Art Taylor
    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 
  ° “Premonition” by by Art Taylor
  Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays

Best Non-fiction
  ° The Poisoner: the Life and Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor by Stephen Bates
  ° Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice by Kate Flora
  ° 400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Plantinga
  ° Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  ° The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock by Lucy Worsley

Best Children’s/Young Adult
  ° Found by Harlan Coben
  ° Andi Under Pressure by Amanda Flower
  ° Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  ° Uncertain Glory by Lea Wait
  ° The Code Busters Club, Case #4: The Mummy’s Curse by Penny Warner

I don't know about you, but I've got some reading to do.  Good luck to all of the nominees!
Tracy Weber

Come visit Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, and check out Tracy Weber’s author page for information about the Downward Dog Mysteries series.  A KILLER RETREAT and MURDER STRIKES A POSE are available at book sellers everywhere! 


Barb Goffman said...

Good luck, hugs, and congratulations to you, Tracy! You are a real writer.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Congratulations, Tracy! It's well deserved. And my fingers are crossed that you win.

Tracy Weber said...

Linda and Barb, thank you so much! I'm still pinching myself.

Kaye George said...

I'm delighted to say that I've been there and it's an incredible feeling! I'm glad you're going to Malice, because this year you'll be a star!

Susan Bernhardt said...

Tracy, what an honor! Congratulations! I'm very excited for you!

Our mysteries came out about the same time, and so I've watched your progress.

Wishing you much continued success!

Susan Bernhardt

Meg Mims said...

Best wishes to you, Tracy! Thanks for mentioning our book.

D.E. Ireland/Meg Mims