OMG! Driven is a Finalist!

OMG! Driven is a Finalist!

I am thrilled to announce that Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller is a finalist in the CIPA EVVY Book Awards. I don’t know yet what award I’ve won. I’ll find out on August 29 at the awards banquet whether Driven has won a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or Merit Award.

I am honored to have been selected by this prestigious organization that has, for 30 years, dedicated its efforts to writers’ achieving success. And so importantly, I thank my readers who continue to buy my work and to compliment my efforts.

The CIPA EVVY Book Awards is connected to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. The competition is open to any independently or self-published print or audio book.

Our June Winner!

Our June Winner!

I am so pleased to announce the June Amazon gift card winner at  www.valeriewebster.com.  That winner of our monthly all-subscriber pool drawing is Charlotte Krasnoff. 

Charlotte is an avid reader and a fan of classical music.  She herself studied and played the cello for many years. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Charlotte moved to Denver, Colorado when her work in group therapy landed her a position as head of a community outreach program. In 2004 the Colorado branch of the National Association of Social Work named her Social Worker of the Year. At 92, Charlotte continues her calling in Boulder, CO; she has been practicing for over 57 years.  Congratulations, Charlotte!

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Rocky Mountain Writers WOTY Award

Rocky Mountain Writers WOTY Award

Each year the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) present a Writer of the Year (WOTY) award.  Here are 2022’s three finalists.

Amy Rivers is an award-winning novelist and writer of short stories and personal essays, as well as the Director of Northern Colorado Writers. She was recently named 2021 Indie Author of the Year by the Indie Author Project. She holds degrees in psychology and political science, two topics she loves to write about.

Karla M. Jay is the award-winning author of When We Were Brave, It Happened in Silence, and The Puppet Maker’s Daughter. She has wanted to write books since she was seven. Originally from the east coast, she makes her home in Salt Lake City. Over the years she has written in several different genres, ranging from humor to noir.

Pamela Nowak joined RMFW in 1993. She’s been contest chair, president, chaired five conferences, was 2010 WOTY, honored with the Jasmine Award and named an Honored Guiding Member. Pam currently presents workshops, judges contest, and critiques.

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February Contest Winners

February Contest Winners

I am so pleased to announce our two winners at www.valeriewebster.com.  

Winner of the monthly Mystery “WHO IS” Quiz is Jaclyn Garland.  Jaclyn correctly identified Patricia Cornwell as our celebrated mystery author.  Congratulations on taking the prize!

Winner of our monthly all-subscriber pool drawing is Cole Williamson.  Cole is a new subscriber.  He – and all our subscribers – will be eligible again for March.

The next winner could be you.  Play our quiz or sign up now.


Writing Contest for Unpublished Work

Writing Contest for Unpublished Work

Each year the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association presents a contest for best in genre for as yet

unpublished work.  You’ll see these “best of” mystery and thrillers soon on shelves and online!

Every genre has a sponsor and this year’s Mystery/Thriller sponsor is author, Robert Dugoni.  Dugoni is a critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Internationally Best-Selling Author of 17 novels in The Tracy Crosswhite police detective series set in Seattle, the David Sloane legal thriller series, and the Charles Jenkins espionage series.

Mystery/Thriller – Sponsored by Robert Dugoni:

  1st Place: “Worse Than Death ” by Brooke Terpening
 2nd Place: “Bitter Lake ” by Michael Munro
  3nd Place: “The Price ” by David Sullivan