Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence

Holy cow. I’m a finalist for the 2021 Canadian Crime Writers Awards of Excellence in the short story category:

Best Crime Short Story sponsored by Mystery Weekly with a $300 prize

• Marcelle Dubé, Cold Wave, Sisters in Crime – Canada West

• Twist Phelan, Used to Be, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

• Zandra Renwick, Killer Biznez, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

• Sylvia Maultash Warsh, Days Without Name, Carrick Publishing

• Sarah Weinman, Limited Liability, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

I am in excellent company. The best part? The nomination is for Cold Wave, a story that appeared in the Sisters in Crime Canada West inaugural anthology, Crime Wave. My sister in crime, Winona Kent, is nominated in the novella category, for her Salty Dog Blues, which also appeared in Crime Wave.

You can find the complete list here:

The winners in each category will be announced on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Wish me luck!