Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Stoker Nominees - and yes, THE HARROWING!!

The Horror Writers Association has released the nominee list for Superior Achievement in horror (2006) and I'm thrilled that THE HARROWING was nominated for Best First Novel.

All this and Mardi Gras, too! Have a great one, everybody.

Full list below, and also, of course, the Bourbocam link so you can check out the party.



Headstone City by Tom Piccirilli (Bantam)
Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Scribner)
Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry (Pinnacle)
Pressure by Jeff Strand (Earthling)
Prodigal Blues by Gary A. Braunbeck (Cemetery Dance)

FIRST NOVEL Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry (Pinnacle)
The Keeper by Sarah Langan (William Morrow)
Bloodstone by Nate Kenyon (Five Star)
The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martins)

LONG FICTION Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (Cemetery Dance)
Hallucigenia by Laird Barron (The Magazine of Fantasy
and Science Fiction)
Mama's Boy by Fran Friel (Insidious Publications)
Bloodstained Oz by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore (Earthling Publications)
Clubland Heroes by Kim Newman (Retro Pulp Tales)

SHORT STORY Tested by Lisa Morton (Cemetery Dance)
Balance by Gene O'Neill (Cemetery Dance)
Feeding the Dead Inside by Yvonne Navarro (Mondo Zombie)
FYI by Mort Castle (Masques V)
�31/10� by Stephen Volk (Dark Corners)

ANTHOLOGY Aegri Somnia: The Apex Featured Writer Anthology
edited by Jason Sizemore and Gill Ainsworth (Apex)
Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp (Cemetery Dance)
Retro Pulp Tales edited by Joe Lansdale (Subterranean)
Alone on the Darkside edited by John Pelan (Roc)

FICTION COLLECTION Destinations Unknown by Gary Braunbeck (Cemetery
American Morons by Glen Hirshberg (Earthling
The Commandments by Angeline Hawkes (Nocturne Press)
The Empire of Ice Cream by Jeffrey Ford (Golden
Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear by Terry
Dowling (Cemetery Dance)

NONFICTION Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We
Die by Michael Largo (Harper)
Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of
Hell on Earth by Kim Paffenroth (Baylor Press)
Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished by Rocky Wood
(Cemetery Dance) Cinema Macabre edited by Mark Morris (PS Publishing)

POETRY Shades Fantastic by Bruce Boston (Gromagon Press)
Valentine: Short Love Poems by Corrine de Winter
(Black Arrow Press)
The Troublesome Amputee by John Edward Lawson (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Songs of a Sorceress by Bobbi Sinha-Morey (Write
Words, Inc.)


Sonja Foust said...


Jeremy James said...

Congrats, Alex!

And thanks so much for sharing so much with attendees at the SoCal Writers Conference last weekend in San Diego.

I've already started spreading the word about your generosity over at my blog.

Hope we can hang out again soon. It was fun.

MysterLynch said...

Very cool. Congrats on the nomination!

Tasha Alexander said...

Alex, HUGE congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Well done, girl. Well done.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm beyond thrilled, of course!

And the trophy is so twisted... I wouldn't mind a whole shelf of them.


Jana Oliver said...

A Stoker! Awesome! Congratulations!