THE MARK is nominated for the Barry Award!
I learned late last night (Friend: "Congrats on your nomination!" Me: "What nomination?") that THE MARK was nominated for the Barry Award for "Best Paperback Original."
Needless to say I'm thrilled about the nom, especially since I was at Bouchercon last year when Sean Doolittle's terrific book THE CLEANUP won in this category. This is the third award THE MARK has been nominated for, though I'm hardly expecting a trip up to the podium since the competition includes Megan Abbott's QUEENPIN, which has already picked up an Edgar. But it really is an honor just to be nominated, especially since the PBO category includes more than debut authors.
Congrats as well to fellow Killer Year members Sean Chercover, Marcus Sakey and Brett Battles who were also nominated for Barrys (Barries? Barry's?). Way to go guys!