Scribe Nominees Announced

This year, I was one of the judges for the young adult (YA) categories for the Scribe Awards. from the IAMTW. The organization has just announced the nominees (and a couple winners), as you can see in the press release below.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, especially to my pals Steve Sullivan, Tim Waggoner, and Paul Crilley.

The Second Annual Scribe Awards, presented by the International
Association of Media Tie-in Writers
, acknowledges and celebrates
excellence in licensed tie-in writing — novels based on TV shows,
movies, and games. The IAMTW is proud to announce this year’s
nominees for the Scribe Award.

BEST GENERAL FICTION ORIGINAL

CSI NY: DELUGE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS by Lee Goldberg
MURDER SHE WROTE: PANNING FOR MURDER by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain
CRIMINAL MINDS: JUMP CUT by Max Allan Collins

BEST GENERAL FICTION ADAPTED

AMERICAN GANGSTER by Max Allan Collins (nominee & winner)N221557

BEST SPECULATIVE ORIGINAL

LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON by Kevin J. Anderson
STARGATE ATLANTIS CASUALTIES OF WAR by Elizabeth Christiansen
STAR TREK: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido

BEST GAME-RELATED ORIGINAL (SPECIAL SCRIBE AWARD)

HITMAN by William Dietz
FORGE OF THE MINDSLAYERS by Tim Waggoner
NIGHT OF THE LONG SHADOWS by Paul Crilley

BEST SPECULATIVE ADAPTED

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION by Keith R.A. DeCandido
52: THE NOVEL by Greg Cox
30 DAYS OF NIGHT by Tim Lebbon

BEST YOUNG ADULT ORIGINAL

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE DEATHLESS by Keith R.A. DeCandido
GOODLUND TRILOGY: VOLUME THREE: WARRIORS BONES by Stephen D. Sullivan
Clue_crew NANCY DREW AND THE CLUE CREW #10: TICKET TROUBLE by Stacia
Deutsch & Rudy Cohon

BEST YOUNG ADULT ADAPTED

TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS by Steven Paul Leiva (nominee & winner)

The Grandmaster Award honors a writer for his extensive and
exceptional work in the tie-in field. This year’s honoree is ALAN DEAN
FOSTER.

Foster’s books include his ground-breaking novelisations in 1975 of
the STAR TREK animated series and his subsequent novelisations of the
first three ALIEN films, BLACK HOLE, STARMAN, OUTLAND, PALE RIDER,
ALIEN NATION and, of course, STAR WARS (writing as “George Lucas”). He
is also the author of scores of original novels as well as the story
for the first STAR TREK feature film.

The Scribe Awards will be given at the Comic-Con Convention in San
Diego in July. The Special Gaming Scribes will be awarded at Gen Con
Indy in August.

The IAMTW is dedicated to enhancing the professional and public image
of tie-in writers…to working with the media to review tie-in novels
and publicize their authors…to educating people about who we are and
what we do….and to providing a forum for tie-in writers to share
information, support one another, and discuss issues relating to our
field (via a regular e-newsletter, our website, and our active
discussion group). Our members include authors active in many other
professional writer organizations (MWA, PWA, WGA, SFWA, etc.) and who
share their unique perspectives with their fellow tie-in writers. Our
name itself is a declaration of pride in what we do: I AM a Tie-in
Writer. You can find out more about the IAMTW at our website.

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