I’ve long been a fan of the Shirley Jackson Awards, not so much because I’ve been nominated, but because for me the nominations have become my “must read” list for the year. (I suspect many readers of dark fiction feel the same.) So, I’m thrilled to be a juror for the 2014 awards, along with Andy Duncan, Nancy Holder, Simon Kurt Unsworth, and Kaaron Warren. Full bios of everyone are at this page, along with the current Advisory Board members and Board of Directors.
Of course, I’ve already got a big stack of things to read, which is making me even slower in finishing stories (don’t even ask about the novel) – but that just the story of my life. It’s cold outside and the ants are hibernating, so all is good with the world, more or less.