The Bram Stoker Awards, Review and Interview
Firstly, the big news. High Moor has made the preliminary ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards. I should be clear that this does not make me or the book “Stoker Nominated”, but its exciting news and means that the three (possibly four) remaining slots on the final ballot for Superior Achievement in a First Novel are going to be allocated between the five books that made it through the rec stage. The competition is stiff. I’ve read a couple of other books on the list, and they are excellent. I can only hope that High Moor does well. Even if I go out at this point though, its amazing that I’ve got this far, and I’m incredibly grateful to the HWA members who liked the book enough to make a recommendation.
You can read the full list for the preliminary ballot by following the link. 2011 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary List
I’ve also had another review go live, at PissedoffGeek. Its extremely gratifying to get good independent reviews of the book. Even now, I still have trouble believing that its out there, and that people are liking it. You can read the review by following the link. PissedoffGeek’s Review of High Moor
And last, but by no means least, I also have an interview live on the ShewolfManc’s blog. Hannah, who runs the site is a lecturer in medieval folklore and is an expert on werewolves in history and popular culture. The girl knows her stuff (and even puts me in my place when I get a factoid wrong). She’s going to be reviewing High Moor soon, and that scares me, even if she is as nice a person as you could hope to chat with online. The lady has probably read every werewolf book written in the last five hundred years or so. Its also fantastic, as her opinion is going to mean a hell of a lot. In the meantime, you can read her interviewing me by clicking on the link: Shewolf Manc interviews Graeme Reynolds”
Oh…one more thing. I can officially confirm that there will be a sequel to High Moor, and my intention is to get it released later this year. The working title is “High Moor 2: Moonstruck”, although this may very well change prior to release
Right, off to make dinner and carry on with my next chapter. I’ve just thought of a horrendous way to kill a character off and am itching to get it written.
Catch you later.