In 2015
We Welcome 

Anne Perry

 

and

Zoe Sharp

and

Denise Swanson


and

Local
Featured
Author

Robert
Goldsborough


Check back often to see who else is coming to next year's Con!

And thanks again to our 2014 Featured Authors:

Jamie Freveletti

Heather Graham

Peter Kornbluh

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Marcus Sakey

Local Featured Author:
Shane Gericke

for the 2015 Con

  
Testimonials
As always, great information, well organized. Good mix of presentations.

-Nancy Sweetland
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LOVEY Awards

Congratulations to our 2014 LOVEY Award Winners!

BEST FIRST NOVEL: One Man’s Castle, by J. Michael Major

BEST TRADITIONAL AMATEUR SLEUTH: Peak Season for Murder, by Gail Lukasik

BEST SUSPENSE: The Black Stiletto: Stars and Stripes, by Raymond Benson

BEST PARANORMAL/SCI FI/HORROR: Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, by Christine Verstraete

BEST SERIES: The Murder, She Wrote series, by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher

BEST SHORT STORY: “Harry’s Loss of Grace”, by Luisa Buehler

And to the recipient of the 2014 Evelyn Hopkins Award,

Wally Cwik, retiring LIM board member and registrar

 

Each year, Love is Murder honors registered conference authors and their books with its prestigious LOVEY awards in up to 10 categories (depending on the number of nominees). We encourage attendees to read nominees' novels before the conference and be ready to vote for:
  • BEST FIRST NOVEL
  • BEST TRADITIONAL / AMATEUR SLEUTH
  • BEST PI / POLICE PROCEDURAL
  • BEST THRILLER
  • BEST PARANORMAL / SCI-FI
  • BEST SUSPENSE
  • BEST HISTORICAL
  • BEST SERIES
  • BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
  • BEST SHORT STORY

For a list of previous years' winners, click here.

  
LOVEY Award Guidelines
WHO CAN ENTER: Authors who are registered for the 2015 Love Is Murder Conference.

DEADLINE: Entries for the 2015 LOVEY Awards must be submitted by December 10, 2014, by the author or a party on their behalf.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE WORK(s): Works must be published and available to the general public some time during the twelve (12) months prior to the December 10 deadline before the next year’s conference. It may be traditionally published,self-published, either in paper or digital form.

Works must be available to readers through at least two (2) of the normal channels; e.g., Amazon, B&N, Kindle, Nook, etc. This does not include blogs, newsletters,on-line groups, etc.

Authors may enter their works in as many categories as they wish but may enter only one title per category.

It is understood by all parties that by entering the contest the creator and holder of copyright of any entered works gives to the LIM board permission to publicize the entry and use its title, excerpts, and authors name in promotion of the contest prior to and for the duration of the conference as they see fit.

  
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2014 LOVEY Award Nominees

For the 2014 conference, the LOVEY nominees are...:

The Awards were presented on Saturday, February 8, 2014 - winners are noted in red


BEST FIRST NOVEL

BRIGHT AND YELLOW, HARD AND COLD by Tim Chapman
THE BUTTERFLY SISTER by Amy Gail Hansen
BAD POLICY by James M. Jackson

BURIED TRUTH by Gunter Kaesdorf
ONE MAN'S CASTLE by J. Michael Major
RIM TO RIM: DEATH IN THE GRAND CANYON by Jeanne Meeks
DECEPTION: A CLAIRE O'SHAUNESSY MYSTERY by Sue Myers

 

BEST TRADITIONAL / AMATEUR SLEUTH

DEATH OF A GARDEN HOE by Gale Borger
DANGEROUS THREADS by Dave Ciambrone
MURDER BY THE SEASIDE by Julie Anne Lindsey
PEAK SEASON FOR MURDER by Gail Lukasik
LOCKED WITHIN : AN EMMA WINBERRY MYSTERY by Helen Macie Osterman


BEST SUSPENSE

THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES by Raymond Benson
FEAR OF BEAUTY by Susan Froetschel
HAVANA LOST by Libby Fischer Hellmann
DECEIVED by Julie Anne Lindsey
INCONSPICUOUS by M. E. May
BRILLIANCE by Marcus Sakey
THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN by Wendy Webb

 

BEST PARANORMAL / SCI-FI

BLOOD RED by Heather Graham
HOW I STARTED THE APOCALYPSE, BOOK TWO by Brian Pinkerton
GIRL Z: MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ZOMBIE by Christine Verstraete
THE VANISHING by Wendy Webb

 

BEST SERIES

CLOSE-UP ON MURDER (MURDER, SHE WROTE SERIES) by Donald Bain
TOTALLY EVIL (THE MILLER SISTERS MYSTERIES) by Gale Borger
THE ICE WOMAN ASSIGNMENT (THE STARK & O'BRIAN SERIES) by Austin Camacho
EMMA CALDRIDGE SERIES by Jamie Freveletti
KREWE OF HUNTERS SERIES by Heather Graham

 

BEST SHORT STORY

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WOODS (in Kwik Krimes) by Raymond Benson
HARRY'S LOSS OF GRACE by Luisa Buehler
WAR SECRETS (in The Mystery Box) by Libby Fischer Hellmann
A LETTER TO MY EX (in Splatterlands) by J. Michael Major

 

  
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