I have been "in the running" several times for different awards, but this is the first time I've made the finalist list for something this prestigious.
What makes it even sweeter is the fact that I am the only female nominated in my category. As I scrolled through the list of authors who have won this award in the past, I was very humbled, to say the least.
The award ceremony takes place in September at Bouchercon in New York. Fingers crossed!