Good News for Bad Lands
Well, there’s good news here and not-so-good-news, but that not-so-good-news-ain’t half bad news.
Good news first: Badlands has been named a finalist for two categories in the Midwest Publishers Book Awards: for Short Story/Anthology and for Young Adult Fiction. The finalist lists are short lists of just three books, so regardless of any further recognition, to make those short lists is something I feel good about. The link to that website is here: http://www.mipa.org/24th-annual-midwest-book-awards-finalists
Another Milwaukee writer also published by Three Towers Press (HenschelHausBooks) Doug Rose is also a finalist for his novel Bolt which is nominated for literary fiction. So, congratulations to Doug and check out his book (at Amazon). It’s a great read, different, and compelling. We will wait until May 14 for the Awards announcements.
The Not-so-good-news-that-ain’t-really-bad-news: Last week or so we found out that Badlands is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Book Award [http://www.hofferaward.com/HAFirstHorizonshortlist.html] and was included on the first finalist list for the overall Eric Hoffer Book Award. I know that Lena posted something on FB about it, and I put it on the Badlands FB page. The First Horizon winners have been posted and unfortunately, Badlands did not win that award, but again, the good news here is that it made the finalist list, a distinction of its own.