My novel Finch is up for the Spinetingler Award for Rising Star (4 to 8 novels published)…heh. I almost feel young again. My friend Brian Evenson’s Last Days is also up–congrats to all the nominees.
From here it’s a straightforward voting shoot-out, so I’m going to break my general rule of not lobbying for awards and suggest you go vote…for the books you like the most.
BUT I have to say–and I feel passionately about this, more passionately than about any award nomination at any point in my career–I urge you to vote for John Coulthart’s phenomenal cover for Finch, which is up in the last category. It’s up against some great covers, but, I’m sorry, it’s no contest. Coulthart is the best, and deserves the recognition for some of the best covers in recent memory.
So in that category, I urge you to vote for Coulthart, for Finch.