Got my certificate. A Certificate of Excellence in Literature. (Really? Really.)
It is an honor.
Thanks to the judges at the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest for recognizing my mystery, “The Weight of Living” with a FIRST PLACE AWARD for Mysteries.
“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second Place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of the Dragonfly Book Awards program. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”
“The Weight of Living” is the third Frank Nagler Mystery. They are set in Ironton N.J., and tell of the police work of Detective Frank Nagler, who takes on a range of criminals while he battles his own frailties.
This is second award for “The Weight of Living.”
The cover of the 2017 book, created by Anita Dugan-Moore of my publisher. Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa, was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2017 cover contest sponsored by http://www.authorsdb.com, a website for authors and readers.
OTHER NEWS: My short story, “Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard,” a smart and sassy whodunit, was released by Imzadi Publishing. It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited and .99 cents otherwise. The link: https://wp.me/p1mc2c-wY
The Frank Nagler Mystery series is: THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY, A GAME CALLED DEAD, AND THE WEIGHT OF LIVING.
A GAME CALLED DEAD was a runner-up in the Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book contest.
The Frank Nagler books are available at the following New Jersey libraries:
Brick (Ocean County Library System) Mountainside; Morris County Library; Somerset County Library System; Bernardsville Public Library; Hunterdon County Public Library; Mount Olive Public Library; Phillipsburg; Warren County, Franklin branch; Mount Arlington; Wharton; Dover; Hackettstown; Clark, Parsippany and the Ramsey library, as part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System; The Palmer (Pa.) Branch of the Easton Public Library; Deptford Free Public Library and Franklin Township Library (Gloucester Co.), New Providence Memorial Library.
The Frank Nagler mysteries are available online at: