It’s Time to Nominate for the Aurora Awards

Hello fans and friends!

Hellmaw: Soul Larcenist is eligible to be nominated for an Aurora Award, an annual Canadian Science Fiction/Fantasy award. The category of eligibility for the book is: “2016 – Best Novel – English”

There are 2 reviews of Hellmaw: Soul Larcenist at the bottom of the book’s Amazon page, just click here and scroll down.

I also published 2 short stories this year which are also eligible to be nominated. Their category of eligibility is: “2016 – Best Short Fiction – English”

The stories are:

“Lost Flesh” which appeared in the anthology Lazarus Risen, Edited by Hayden Trenholm and Michael Rimar, Bundoran Press, Nov 2016.

And

“Dallas’s Booth” which appeared in the anthology Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, Edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media Groups Inc., August 2016.

We authors find it difficult to choose a “favourite” story, but if cornered I would suggest “Lost Flesh”. Unfortunately, I am unable to place a free story on my website this year.

I would be honoured if you would take the time to read Hellmaw: Soul Larcenist either through your local library, or: As an ebook or audiobook from Amazon

Or as an ebook from Kobo

The (physical) trade paperback and hardcover copies of the book are much harder to find. I have copies, so if you’re going to be seeing me, remind me to bring along a copy.

Click here for a full list of links to all eligible works in ALL CATEGORIES

Anyone who is either a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen can submit a nomination form for the Aurora Awards. You may select up to 3 nominees in each category. All selections will be given equal weight.

The CSFFA charges a membership fee ($10) to nominate OR to vote. Everyone who becomes a member will be emailed a packet of the five finalists in each category, (once they’re chosen) so you’re essentially getting many books for $10!
Click here for more information, and/or to nominate

The top five works in each category with the most nominations will be placed on the final ballot.

All nominations, on-line or mail-in, must be received by 11:59PM ET May 6th, 2017.

Thank you for your consideration…Suzanne

A Reading and Voting Reminder

If you’re in the middle of your summer reading, remember that two of the Stop-Watch Gang members have short stories on the final ballot for the Aurora Awards.

If you pay the small fee to join CSFFA, you’ll have access to the voters’ package which includes free samples of all of the nominated works.

Voting closes at 11:59PM ET, Saturday, September 6, 2014.

“A Bunny Hug for Karl” by Mike Rimar was published in Masked Mosaic CoverMasked Mosaic, Canadian Super Stories (Tyche Books).


“Living Bargains” by Suzanne Church was published in 18369007When the Hero Comes Home 2  (Dragon Moon Press).

Follow the “Living Bargains” tab (above) to read Suzanne’s story.


Click here for a full list of all the 2014 Aurora Award nominated works.