I’m happy to report that my book of mutant character studies-in-verse, FREAKCIDENTS, has just won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection! This is my third Stoker, and I’m jumping with manic joy. Thanks to all who have sent me kudos, and many thanks to the Horror Writers Association — this is probably the highest honor for horror literature, and I honestly am humbled to receive it.
You can read a transcript of my acceptance speech on gorelets.com if you are looking for something to help you go to sleep this evening.
I don’t have any photos, but I’ll add links to that speech page as I find them online. A lot of good books won the award this year. I tied in the Poetry category with Charlee Jacob, for her poetry book, Sineater. Jacob also won for Best Novel with Dread in the Beast (which also tied with David Morrell’s great novel, Creepers). Other Stoker winners this year included Gary Braunbeck, Joe Hill, Stephen Jones, Peter Straub, Weston Ochse and more. To learn more about the Bram Stoker Awards, visit the Horror Writers Association.
To learn more about Freakcidents, visit publisher Shocklines Press. They’re still running a great discount special with a bonus free poetry chapbook to anyone who buys it…an unbelievable deal!