Monday, February 25, 2019

On the Dragon Award 2019

I've had people come up to me and ask what they should do about voting for my books for a Dragon Award.

Yes, really. It's odd. I don't recall the last time that happened. Maybe when I had two vampire books out in the same nomination period?

Anyway, I have people who want to nominate both Hell Spawn and Death Cult in horror. Which is, of course, problematic. I'd joke about "What happened to Infernal Affairs," but one thing at a time.

Personally? To answer the question, I do recommend Hell Spawn for best horror. In fact, if you were to nominated anything, I'd nominate that.

Now, if you're of the opinion that Death Cult is at least as good, if not better, then how about we split the difference?

Hell Spawn is horror. There's no real question about that. But is Death Cult? Frankly, are zombies even horror? Personally I find them boring, but that could just be me. Let's just say that there weren't as many zombies in Death Cult than I thought there would be. It could be argued that this is less of a horror novel and more of a supernatural thriller.

Which I suppose puts this either in "military" or "fantasy / paranormal."

And to be honest, yes, this is my best guess on the matter. And yes, I do wish to push this book for the Dragons this year. To be honest, I wouldn't know when to start, since the eligibility schedule runs from July 2018 to June 30th 2019. I'd say let's start in July, when the eligibility period runs out, but let's face it, I don't think that's really practical.

With my luck, this will be the only year that the Saint Tommy series will be eligible for. I may not get back to it. Book #6 will be coming out in April. I may get back to it in a future year, though I'm not sure how practical it would be to try to nominate book #7 (if there is one)

But for the record, I'm going to have a more in-depth conversation on Dragon award nominations later on .... hopefully this week.



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