The awards are in, and Mystery Scene Magazine had much to report last night!
Many congratulations to Barb Goffman, whose story "A Year Without Santa Claus?" won the Agatha Award in the Best Short Story category. If you'd like to read more short stories from her, check out "Stepmonster" in Storm Warning (from the Chesapeake chapter of Sisters in Crime), and "Dead and Buried Treasure" in All Hallows' Evil (shameless plug).
Congratulations are also in order for Edith Maxwell and Harriette Sackler, also nominees for Best Short Story. You can find both nominated stories, "A Questionable Death" and "Suffer the Poor", in History and Mystery, Oh My! We are very proud to have had not one, but two stories, nominated from one of our books.
If you'd like to read more from Edith Maxwell, I suggest Delivering the Truth: A Quaker Midwife Mystery. It also stars Rose Carroll, the heroine of "A Questionable Death".
If you'd like to read more from Harriette Sackler, check out "The Factory" in This Job is Murder! (also from the Chesapeake chapter of Sisters in Crime), "Devil's Night" in All Hallows' Evil , and "Queen of the King Cakes" in Mardi Gras Murder (more shameless plugs).
I expect to see these three authors in the nominations again next year!