Way Up North (and back)

Bouchercon 2007 had:

If there was a low point to this year’s convention, it was of my own making, when I somehow managed to miss the presentation of the Crimespree Magazine Favorite Book of 2006 award for The Cleanup.

     I only wish I had a valid excuse beyond helpless dumbitude. The founders of Crimespree—Jon Jordan, Ruth Jordan, and Jen Jordan, aka The Jordan Media Group—were the very first people to start talking about my first novel, Dirt, on Internet newsgroups and elsewhere, and their support and friendship has meant a lot to me over the years. That makes this award extra special.

     All of which I would have said last Thursday night, had I been able to read a clock. And the Favorite Book of 2006 award goes to. . .the big fat jerk who just came in an hour late. Sheepish thanks (and hearty side-congrats) to Shamus winnner and all-around bloke Declan Hughes for being a proper Sean Doolittle. Eternal apologies to Jon, Ruth, Jen, and all involved with Crimespree Magazine. My subscription renewal check is in the mail. . . . 


4 responses to “Way Up North (and back)

  1. Congratulations on the win! Well-deserved.

    As for excuses, use Alaska itself. Different time zone, whacked-out daylighting. Heck, even the usual lengthening evenings have me all confused. Alaska would have me totally screwed up!

  2. Yeah … well … winning an award is okay if you like that sort of thing. I prefer being nominated and then losing. (Okay, that’s a lie.)


  3. The Cleanup is a kick-ass read. Congrats again, Sean.

  4. Helpless dumbitude ISN’T a valid excuse? I’ve been making a living off that one for quite some time…

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