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2022 EVVY Award Winner!

2022 EVVY Award Winner!

On Monday, August 29, Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller, took the Silver Award in the Fiction, LGBTQ category.

Next in the Series: Blackwater’s Abyss

Next in the Series: Blackwater’s Abyss

This is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, with its 28,000 acres of brackish wetlands and ghost forests holding a gloomier story of untold mystery and menacing despair.

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...

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...

SINC Colorado Finalists – Silver Falchion

SINC Colorado Finalists – Silver Falchion

Congratulations to my Sisters in Crime fellow writers!  Here are the Colorado Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalists!   Best Action Adventure Finalist: Murder at Buckskin Joe by JvL Bell Best Investigator Finalist: At First...

Book Review: Pratibha Malav

Book Review: Pratibha Malav

“Driven,” by Valerie Webster is a page-turning story. The story revolves around Rita Mars, an ex-investigative journalist. Bobby Ellis, one of her longtime friends had a piece of important information to give to Rita but when she arrived he was dead. Later learns that...

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...

Terror as Theater

Terror as Theater

Is slaughter our new entertainment?  The Buffalo supermarket killer live-streamed from a camera mounted on his helmet  — an up close and gruesome first-person view as he fires into 10 people, some of them crawling on the supermarket floor. That's what we excitedly...

2022 RONE Awards

2022 RONE Awards

Each year InD’tale Magazine honors the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industry by awarding their RONE award.  Not offered lightly, any contending book must go through one of the most rigorous processes in publishing, with...

15th Annual Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

15th Annual Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have recognized the best stories from the previous year told through various media utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense. Judges are professional writers, book reviewers, librarians,...

Ninth Annual Online Thriller School

Ninth Annual Online Thriller School

In their ten-week program, International Thriller Writers Organization sponsors online programs led by a master in the craft of thriller writing.  Each instructor will teach some aspect of thriller creation during a two-hour Live Zoom session, will provide...

I AGREED TO WHAT?

I AGREED TO WHAT?

Is Your Tax Info Being Sold? Do we ever read the privacy policy statements of sites?  How about terms and conditions?  The answer is probably no – and that includes me.  Courtesy of the Washington Post here are the reasons why we need to start. You may...

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