2014 Scribe Award nominees announced. Guess who?

Earlier this morning, nominees were announced for the 2014 Scribe Awards. Presented by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), the Scribes “acknowledge and celebrate excellence in licensed tie-in writing—novels based on TV shows, movies, and games.”

And yet, there’s From History’s Shadow, right there on the list.

The 2014 Scribes Nominees:

Novel Adapted

Man of Steel by Greg Cox
Pacific Rim by Alex Irvine
47 Ronin by Joan D. Vinge

General Novel Original

Murder She Wrote: Close-Up on Murder by Donald Bain
The Executioner: Sleeping Dragons
by Michael A. Black
Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad
Leverage: The Bestseller Job
by Greg Cox
Leverage: The Zoo Job by Keith R. A. DeCandidoCover for From History's Shadow

Speculative Novel Original

Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox by Christa Faust
Supernatural: Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson
Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
Supernatural: The Roads not Taken by Tim Waggoner
Star Trek: From History’s Shadow by Dayton Ward

Short Stories

Warhammer 40,000: “The Dark Hollows of Memory” by David Annandale
Shadowrun: “Locks and Keys” by Jennifer Brozek
Mike Hammer: “So Long, Chief” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane
After Earth: “Savior” by Michael Jan Friedman
After Earth: “Redemption” by Robert Greenberger
Star Trek: “Mirror Image” by Christine M. Thompson

Young Adult

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 by Stacia Deutsch
Kevin by Paul Kupperberg
The Croods by Tracey West


Dark Shadows – 33. The Phantom Bride by Mark Thomas Passmore
Dark Shadows – 37. The Flip Side by Cody Quijano-Schell
Blake’s 7: The Armageddon Storm by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

The winners will be announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

In all seriousness, I’m very, very jazzed that Shadow has been nominated. I really did have (too much) fun writing this particular book, and this is all the better because several people I call friends also have works on the list. I’m in some august company, including within the “Speculative Novel Original” category. Congratulations to all the nominees, and thanks so much to the judges who deemed the book worthy of nomination, and to the IAMTW and its membership for continuing to push for excellence within the field.

Kinda makes me want to get on with writing a sequel, too.

11 thoughts on “2014 Scribe Award nominees announced. Guess who?

  1. Reblogged this on Go Gator 1's Grins & Gripes and commented:
    I could give you a dozen reasons, why you should read ‘From History’s Shadow,’ but, here’s another… New York Times Best Selling author Dayton Ward, has been nominated for a 2014 Scribe Award for this brilliant time-hopping adventure and, rightly-so. It’s a fantastic read and it’s filled with all of the things that make Star Trek great. Dayton even changed my perceptions on a character, that I didn’t care for, in the DS9 episode ‘Little Green Men.’ I have been collecting ST books for nearly 24 years and ‘From History’s Shadow,’ now-ranks in my Top 5 Star Trek novels of all time. It’s become so beloved by the fans (of non-canon ST literature), that Dayton is seriously considering a sequel. I know, that it’s one of his favorites, too, (as-well-as, being a personal pet-project, that he ‘fought the hard fight’ to write), and I have no doubt, that it will become one of your top picks, as well. Do yourself a favor and do the time-warp with Kirk, Spock, McCoy and loads-more iconic favorites, aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, while learning a thing or two about Earth’s history, in the process. You will NOT be sorry, you did.


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