2014 Rainbow Awards!

Wow! I’m so honored to have received the following:

WinnerMD Winner! The Playing Ball anthology I worked in with Shae Connor, Marguerite Labbe, and Kerry Freeman won first place in the LGBT anthology category! The anthology features my first foray into historical, “One Man to Remember,” a romance between a rookie baseball player and a sports reporter set in the Jazz Age.

I’ve been a runner-up before but never a winner. It is pretty fantastic to share the win with my fellow baseball-fan writers and friends! The anthology was a lot of fun to put together. I’m beside myself that it won the award.

HonorableMentionSM The Silence of the Stars won an honorable mention (that means the book received a score of 36 or above (out of 40) from at least one judge).

It was also the runner up (10th place) for the The William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance. That was a big, tough category—many really amazing books!—and I’m thrilled to have made the list of finalists.

Bonus: I was a judge for Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction, and this was also a pretty strong field. If you’re looking for a good lesbian read, you can’t really go wrong with any of these.

Here are all the winners! Congratulations to all!

Rainbow Awards

FinalistSMI’m elated to announced that two of my books have moved on to the second round of the Rainbow Awards.

The Silence of the Stars is a finalist in gay contemporary romance. It also won an honorable mention (meaning it scored a 36/40 or better from at least one judge).

Playing Ball, the baseball anthology I put together with Shae Connor, Kerry Freeman, and Marguerite Labbe, is a finalist in the LGBT anthology category.

Woot! 😎

Huge congratulations to the other finalists. I’ve got some stiff competition!

Here’s the complete list of finalists. In addition, the contest raised nearly $11,500 for charity.

Awards Season!

By now you’ve probably heard that the Rainbow Awards were announced over the weekend.


I’m happy to announce that Show and Tell was one of the runner-ups for Best Gay Paranormal. It was an honor just to be a finalist, and I mean that honestly; there was a lot of stiff competition from some really excellent writers.

Also, the Goodreads M/M Group is having their Member Choice Awards voting right now. I’m up for two awards:


for Playing Ball


for The Stars that Tremble

Details are at the Goodreads group.

…And this is me Snoopy dancing. That’s a nice cap to a great year.

The Rainbow Awards

I am thrilled, excited, honored to announce that Across the East River Bridge was awarded 3rd place in the Best Gay Paranormal category in the Rainbow Awards.

And Out in the Field received the One Perfect Rate honorable mention.

I was on the jury for the third year in a row this go-around, and I have to say, every book I read for the contest was really good, so I consider myself to be in some excellent company. So many excellent books were acknowledged; I bet your wallets are hurting now, eh?

Many thanks to Elisa for making the awards really special.

rainbow awards honorable mention!

I was honored to take part in the Rainbow Awards this year as a member of the jury, and I read a really interested mix of books as part of that job. (And the funny thing is that I’ve done this twice now, and each time it was one of the books that I least expected that wound up being really impressing me. That’s one of the wonderful things about these awards; because of the way the judging is done, a number of books that would have slid under the radar otherwise can get recognition.)

That said, I was delightfully surprised to see that Blind Items won honorable mention in the One Perfect Rate category. This means that one of the (several) judges who read the book for the awards gave it a very high rating, and that is pretty darned awesome. I was so genuinely surprised to see my name on that list, I almost didn’t believe it. And there were so many truly wonderful books entered this year!

The good news for you is that I got word that Dreamspinner will be offering 20% off all Rainbow Award winners starting today, through December 16th, so now’s your chance to snag the book if you haven’t read it already. (There are lots of other great Dreamspinner books that won awards, too.)

Check out all the winners. Congratulations to all the authors who won!