More Awards for “A Line Intersected”

My noir mystery, “A Line Intersected,” (published by Fat Dog Books, CA) was honored a few more times this week at the Florida Book Festival, the London Book Festival, and the New England Book Festival.

The novel garnered a couple Honorable Mention Awards and a Runner Up Award. It’s always nice to be recognized, especially with so much talent in the writing world and with so many books published every day.

While I took the Runner Up Award at the Florida Book Festival, I noticed Steven Manchester took the Runner Up Awards at both the New England Book Festival and the London Book Festival. His novel, “Three Shoeboxes,” has also won many awards in the past year. Story Plant published the novel, the same publisher who publishes Earl Javorsky (aka Dan Howard), author of the Charlie Miner mysteries. I recently met Dan at the Second Annual San Diego Book Festival, when he and I, along with Caitlin Rother, were invited to speak at the Crime and Mystery Forum hosted by Pat Finn of KPBS.

There will be awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. I plan to attend the Los Angeles ceremony, which should be sometime in July, and maybe I’ll get a chance to meet some of the other winners.

Here are the General Fiction Award Winners for the latest book festivals:

 

FLORIDA BOOK FESTIVAL

General Fiction Awards

Winner: Shadow of the Fall – Aaron T. Brownell

Runner-Up: A Line Intersected – David Grant Urban

Honorable Mentions:

  • Pathfinder’s Passage – Frank B. Mitchell
  • Killing Darkness – Jay Heavner
  • Through My Eyes – Lisa Jagmohan
  • I Need, I Want – Bill Liggins
  • Bloody Coffee – Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
  • 17 Seconds – F.T. Pandora
  • Almost A Whisper – Richard R. Draude

 

NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

General Fiction Awards

Winner: Dolph The Unicorn Killer and Other Stories – Martin Lastrapes

Runner-Up: Three Shoeboxes – Steven Manchester

Honorable Mentions:

  • Rogue Waves – J.A. Anderson
  • An Appointed Time – James Redfearn
  • A Line Intersected – David Grant Urban
  • Grandma’s BFF Does Coke – David A. Thyfault
  • Pathfinder’s Passage – Frank B. Mitchell
  • Something About The House – Jane Harvey Meade
  • 49 Buddhas – Jim Ringel
  • The Church At Farewell’s Corner – Patricia Hustus Banker
  • Half The Child – William J. McGee

 

LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL

General Fiction Awards

Winner: The Other Side of Tomorrow – Milton Lyles

Runner-Up: Three Shoeboxes – Steven Manchester

Honorable Mentions:

  • Executive Force – Gary Grossman
  • Sons of My Fathers – Michael S. Simpson
  • Pathfinder’s Passage – Frank B. Mitchell
  • Shadow of the Fall – Aaron T. Brownell
  • A Line Intersected – David Grant Urban
  • Billy Gogan, American – Richard Higgins
  • It’s About Luke – Gwenyth Snow
  • Justice – Jay Lillie
  • Bloody Coffee – Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
  • Klaus Revelation – Alan St. Jean
  • Who Are You, Trudy Herman? – B.E. Beck

 

                       -David Grant Urban