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Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again...

It's that time of year again...awards season!  I've never actually won an award for my writing.  The closest I ever came was having BRAINEATER JONES be named the twelfth best book of 2013 by Brian Keene.  And that's fine.  Awards are generally not to be taken too seriously.

However, I know a lot of my fans are always wondering how they can help my fledgling career.  Obviously, buying my books is the best way, reading my books is the second best way, and reviewing my books is the third best way.  But if you want to help with marketing by spreading the word about my books, that's always much appreciated as well. 

Again, to reiterate: I appreciate all my fans just for being there for me, and you don't have to do anything.  But if you want to, here are a couple of things you can do for awards season:

- Read's 50 Best Indie Books is taking submissions through December 6.  Every form has three entries.  So you can submit BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS as well as AT HELL'S GATES, which were both published this year.  And if you're an author, you can submit your own story as well, or if you're a reader and you have a third fave, hey, the slot's open.

- If you're a member of the HWA you can recommend AT HELL'S GATES for this year's Stoker Awards.  I believe you can send one mass e-mail to the jury and post one Facebook post about it.

- The Goodreads Choice Awards are going on through November 8 (see my blogpost about it here.)  You can vote for

BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS (June, 2014) in the Science Fiction category


AT HELL'S GATES (September, 2014) in the Horror category

And EITHER in the general Fiction category.

So that's what you can do if you feel like it.  Thanks, everybody!


  1. Best of luck with awards season, Stephen! I'm a bit of a fraidy cat --your covers even scare me!-- but I'll be sure to check out your work. Maybe I'll start with Billy and the Cloneasaurus and work my way up slowly to At Hell's Gates? Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

    1. That's great! Thanks, Jonathan. Yeah, if BILLY scares you, tread no further. That's the tamest one in terms of horror. :)


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