I’m thrilled and honored that Devil’s Pocket won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel.
It all went down last weekend in Vegas at StokerCon. I was in attendance, and the moment was made even more special by the category presenters, Nancy Holder and R.L. Stine.
In the wake of my acceptance speech with joked about the fact that my dog Pete had destroyed my finalist certificate, emcee Jeff Strand produced a new certificate, then proceeded to eat it on stage. Jeff is a hilarious and a great writer. Turns out he does a pretty good border collie impression, too. It was a great moment and earned a ton of laughs, and Jeff even handed me a whole certificate in the end. All is well.
Thank you to everyone who has read and talked about my books, and especially to the voting members of the HWA. It’s amazing to receive back-to-back Stoker Awards, and they’ll go some distance in helping me to battle the self-doubt that’s always nipping at my heels as I write the next one.