Saturday, March 31, 2012


Hi folks,
  Update on the Spinetingler Magazine Awards:

My  psychological thriller, THE BITCH, has been nominated for the prestigious Spinetingler Magazine’s Best Novel in the Legends Category. There are six nominees out of hundreds considered and I’m up against some real giants in crime writing such as Lawrence Block. Kind of David vs Goliath. Now, it’s up to the public and readers to choose the winner by voting. If you can take a few minutes and cast your vote for THE BITCH, I’d be forever grateful. Just go to

and scroll down to my category (Legends) and click on your vote for THE BITCH. Please vote for others in other categories—this is a huge honor for all of us nominated. If you can persuade friends and relatives to vote for me that would be huge!

Voting ends at the end of April.

Also, I have a dog in the fight with two other nominees and I’d like to ask you to vote for them also. First, is Noir Nation which is up for Best Zine. I’m the editor-at-large for NN (which means I fetch the coffee and empty the ash trays), and it’s a ground-breaking truly innovative ezine, publishing some of the best crime writers internationally. It was Noir Nation's sister publication, the publisher Bare Knuckles Press, who published THE BITCH. Cort McMeel and Eddie Vega are the forces behind both of these and are not only brilliant editors and writers themselves, are the kind of guys who are what we all as writers hope to be the people publishing our work. They genuinely care about the work and the writer.

Second, is a new publisher with whom I have a new novel coming out next year. Please vote for New Pulp Press, which is a nominee for the Best Crime Fiction Publisher.

You folks are the rock in my slingshot and with your help, David can once again topple Goliath!

Thank you so much!

Blue skies,

P.S. If interested in purchasing THE BITCH or in checking out the other two entities, the links are here:

1 comment:

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

Congratulations, Les! Though it's not a surprise . . .