Bats and Bones just made the first cut of the ABNA contest, one of 400 mysteries and thrillers to advance to the second round. There are four other genre categories, also with 400 advances each. So of the original 10,000 total entries, 2000 advance. Judges will read excerpts consisting of the first 3000-5000 words and choose 100 books in each category to go on to the third round. Regardless of whether my book goes any farther or not, I will receive two judges' reviews of the excerpt, which will be very helpful! Nice Valentine for me from Amazon!
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.