Not bad for a brand new press that just starting putting out books in 2012. Nominations for Pete Dudar’s A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES and HORROR FOR GOOD, Edited by Mark Scioneaux, Robert Wilson and RJ Cavender. And then, of course, LIFE RAGE. Here’s me and Peter with our publishers.
Somehow the stars aligned and when they announced the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel, the name they said was mine. I’m not really sure how my acceptance speech went – I was kind of on autopilot at that point. Right up to the last minute, I didn’t think it would be me. Even now, it doesn’t seem real, and I keep expecting to wake up and find out it was a dream.
It was a very special night and the entire weekend in New Orleans was something of an adventure. The organizers of the World Horror Convention and the Bram Stoker Banquet for the Horror Writers Association (HWA) did a wonderful job.
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Stoker Awards.
The 2012 Bram Stoker Award winners: Top row (left to right): Mort Castle, L.L. Soares, Jerad Walters, Rocky Wood, Jonathan Maberry. Lower row/middle: Sam Weller, James Chambers, Lucy Snyder, Marge Simon, Robert McCammon, Caitlin R. Kiernan (seated), Charles Day, Lisa Morton (Photo by Stacy Scranton) (Not pictured: Gene O’Neill, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, Joyce Carol Oates, and Clive Barker)
Up now, an interview with me for Ginger Nuts of Horror. Thanks to Jim McLeod. I guess a more in-depth interview will follow.
Right now, my tag line for this site says “Two-time Stoker Award Finalist.” And while that’s pretty cool, here’s to hoping that will change in a couple of weeks to “Stoker Award Winner.” Starting June 13th, the World Horror Convention (the Bram Stoker Awards will be part of it, too) begins in New Orleans. I’m nominated for Achievement in First Novel for my book LIFE RAGE, and I would love to finally bring one of those haunted house statues home with me (in more awkward news, my best friend, Peter Dudar, is also nominated in the same category!!). In less than two weeks we will finally find out who the winner is, and I’m just one among several talented nominees. But I have my fingers (and toes) crossed.
Below is the official certificate I received from the Horror Writers Association (HWA) that certifies I am on the final ballot for the award. More news in a couple of weeks.
It’s still a work in progress, but welcome to my new website. I owe a lot of thanks to Jerrod Balzer for putting this together. And I’ll be posting as news arises (and other times, too). Below is the way it used to look on my old site, when you first logged on. Just wanted to post this one last time, for old times’ sake. Obviously this photo was inspired by the movie PSYCHO and came with the tag line “Enter If You Dare…”
Welcome to the new home of L.L. Soares! We’re still building so be patient.