Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kaye George Does It Again--Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel!

This is not Kaye George.
It's Agatha Christie.

Shhh....Do you hear that? It's a twinkly, sort of sparkle like sound...the sound of GREATNESS!

That's right. We are in the presence of pure genius in the form of Kaye George. Not only is she a proud contributor to All Things Writing, but she has one again achieved Bad Ass status by being nominated for another Agatha Award. Yes. Another one. But this time it's for Best First Novel 2011 for her fabulous book, Choke.

So what is an Agatha, you ask?

The Agatha Awards, named for British mystery novelist Agatha Christie, are given each year at the Malice Domestic® mystery convention. Five writers are nominated in each category: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Non-fiction (related to mystery), Best Short Story, Best Children's/Young Adult, and a new category this year, Best Historical Novel. The Award in each category is bestowed at the banquet during the convention, held this year April 27-29. To learn more about Malice Domestic click here: Malice Domestic Kaye was previously nominated in the Best Short Story category in 2010.

How cool is that?

If you haven't noticed, there is a link to the right of this page where you can purchase a copy of Choke or learn more about Kaye. Here's a brief blurb of the book:

Choke is set in a fictionalized Wichita Falls area. Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy is waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in the diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy gets her chance. Immy's mother, Hortense is hauled in for the crime. Unclear of the exact duties of a PI, Immy starts a fire in the bathroom wastebasket to bust Mother out of jail. On the run from the law with her mother and her toddler daughter, Nancy Drew Duckworthy, Immy wonders, now what?

If you'd like to meet Kaye George or the rest of the gang from All Things Writing, we will be at the Book Spot in Round Rock from 2-4pm this Saturday, Feb. 25. You can purchase a copy of Choke, The Zombie Monologues or our anthology, All Things Dark and Dastardly! Or just drop by to hear us discuss all things writing and congratulate Kaye!


  1. Kaye George DESERVES her Bad Ass status, too. CHOKE is a fantastic book. I can hardly wait for her to receive her diadem for the Best First Novel. (The Agatha does include a diadem, doesn't it?)

  2. I'm sure it does, Kathy. Wait. What's a diadem again? Is there a shot for that?

  3. Barb Goffman couldn't post this, so I told her I would. I think the wrong info above is my fault! Thanks, Barb, for getting this straight.

    Hi. I'm the program chair of Malice Domestic. I've tried repeatedly to post on your blog, but Blogger won't allow me to do so. (It keeps trying to get me to start my own blog.) Anyway, I wanted to thank you for the shout out to Malice Domestic and to reiterate my own congratulations to Kaye George for her Agatha nomination for best first novel. I also wanted to let you and your readers know that you have an error on your blog (the 2/22 post). Malice Domestic is not put on by Sisters in Crime. While some members of the Malice Board of Directors are members of Sisters in Crime, the two organizations are completely separate. You can learn all about Malice Domestic at our website:

    Thanks for your time.

    Barb Goffman
    Program Chair
    Malice Domestic

  4. I also corrected the above info and included a link to Malice.