A Triple Crown
What I'm reading:
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern.
We have a winner...actually two of them. Make that three. A trio of Colorado Book Award winners.
In the category of Crime/Mystery: critique pal and drinking buddy, Warren Hammond, for KOP Killer
--quite possibly the best literary shiv ever.
In the category of Genre Fiction: another writer friend and RMFW champion, Cindi Myers for The View from Here.
In the category of Creative Nonfiction: fellow Lighthouse instructor and all around fountain of writer knowledge, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher for Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life.
But as we like to say here at Biting-Edge headquarters, life is not all sunshine and chocolate. Last week, one of my favorite authors, Vince Flynn
, passed away, a victim of cancer. He was 47. Flynn was a regular on The New York Times
bestseller list and had achieved the kind of success all writers long for. I had met him years ago at the Men of Mystery convention in Irvine, CA. What I remember: he was very gracious, a little guarded, and quite tall. Vince, we will miss you.
Labels: Cindi Myers, Colorado Book Awards, Lighthouse Writers, Vince Flynn, Warren Hammond