|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!