Monday, July 25, 2011


I don't usually post twice in one day, but I just got some GREAT news. I'm a finalist in the Killer Nashville 2011 Claymore Award Contest. The conference is in late August and I've been waiting to see when we'll relocate to Mississippi before I register for the conference. I didn't plan to go if we didn't move. After all, it's about 8+ hours away and I've given up flying. But now ... now... I think being a finalist puts a different slant on travel, doesn't it? The other finalists are listed below. I have no doubt I'm in good company. Don't their titles sound wonderful?

A finalist! ME! Killer Nashville! Pinch me!

Congratulations to the 2011 Claymore Award Top Ten Finalists (in alphabetical order by title):

Baron R. Birtcher (Rain Dogs)
Craig Faustus Buck (Go Down Hard)
Bryan Camp (Where the Dead Remain)
Joan Lipinsky Cochran (The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter)
Judith Dailey (Animal, Vegetable, Murder)
Debora Dale (Canyon Road)
Jessica Ferguson (A Bad Guy Forever)
Frank Jenkins (An Embarrassment of Riches)
Doc Macomber (Riff Raff)
E. Joan Sims (A.K.A. Love)


Debora Dale said...

Consider yourself pinched! lol. Congratulations, Jess! ;-)

Angie said...

Awesome, Jess!

Charles Gramlich said...

Hey, that is fantastic news. Congratulations!

Keaghan said...

Way to go, Ms. Jess! Congrats! :D


Sylvia Ney said...

Oooh! Congratulations, this is awesome. Please keep us posted.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow! Mega congrats! I hope you win! :-)

Jess said...

Thanks everyone! I just registered for the conference so I'll be driving the 10+ hours to Nashville to join in the fun. :)

Peggy Clement said...

Wow, Jess! That's so exciting! Congratulations!

Craig Faustus Buck said...

Congrats, Jess! I'm in the same boat, as you know, but haven't decided if I'm going or not, seeing as I'm on the west coast. But if I make the trip, I look forward to buying you a drink!

Carole said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats. Absolutely awesome.