Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Colorado Book Awards

I’ve submitted Good Cop, Dead Cop to the Colorado Book Awards, held by Colorado Humanities, and if you’re a Colorado-based author (or have written something related to Colorado), you might want to do the same. The contest is held each year, so if you published your book in 2011 you have until Jan. 13, 2011, to submit your book.

I had to send a check for $53 and seven copies of the book, although you can actually just enter your submission online and include a PDF of your work. I was reluctant to enter, thinking it unlikely a science fiction book would win, but my husband pointed out that seven people would have to read the book, dramatically increasing my readership, and I had to agree to his wisdom.

Good Cop, Dead Cop book signing

Get your copy of Good Cop, Dead Cop signed where the story begins, in the bowels of Union Station. I’ll be at the open house for the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad club in the basement of the building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

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If you’re not familiar with the book, it opens with my dead cop looking for a shooting suspect in the same basement, and Union Station, of course, is on the cover of the book. The club’s open house will actually be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and if you’ve never visited the club, definitely visit even if you don’t care about my book. It’s actually a fun Christmas thing to do so bring the kids.

I’ll have copies of the book to sell, or you can pick up your copy at the downtown Tattered Cover that’s just across the street.