Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA).
I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER received the IBPA 2018 Benjamin Franklin Award GOLD for Historical Fiction.
I’m so thrilled that my historical research and writing has been honored by such a vital publishers organization. The IBPA has a long history of supporting indie publishers (like mine—Sand Hill Review Press) and indie authors—like me!
I couldn’t attend the award ceremony in Austin, but I did celebrate the award by adding Book Clubs info to my website. My publisher celebrated by stamping the Benjamin Franklin Award on to FANNY NEWCOMB’s cover!
And if you haven’t met Fanny Newcomb yet, wait no longer! This excerpt introduces you to Fanny, 1889 New Orleans, and the murderous menace known as the Irish Channel Ripper.