As 2012 drags its sorry ginger ass towards a messy and well-deserved extinction, it's time to reflect on those pieces of penmanship that caught our eye this year.
This year, with the world economy continuing to show Titanic-like tendencies, we will not be holding the awards at the Albert Hall with free champagne, caviar and sports-car giveaways. Instead, we will be hosting our own little celebration on these homely virtual pages.
Monetary considerations aside, we couldn't let the year go by without recognising some of the best in independent writing. So without more ado, here are our awards for 2012 under our own unique categories.
THE GALERICULATE GET A HEAD AWARDS 2012
|Galericulate Awards 2012|
BEST OPENING SCENE AWARD
"The Beginning (Whispering Pines Series Book 1)" by Charles Wells
GRITTIEST READ AWARD
"Mama's Madness" by Billy Ray Chitwood
MOST AUTHENTIC SHORTS AWARD
"A Life Unpredicted and Other Stories" by Joanne Phillips
SNARKIEST SCI-FI HEROINE AWARD
"And the Stars Will Sing" by Michelle Browne
MOST AROUSING BLOOD-LOSS THROUGH BITING AWARD
"The Nightlife: New York (Book 1 of the Nightlife Series)" by Travis Luedke
BEST EXPLORATION OF DESIRE IN FLASH FICTION AWARD
"Hot Flash" by Eden Baylee
WRITING LIKE NOBODY ELSE DOES IT AWARD
"The Kommandant's Mistress" and "Love in the Time of Dinosaurs" by Alexandra Constantinova Szeman
THE LAUGH OUT LOUD WET PANTS AWARD
Seumas Gallacher's Blog
BEST NOVELLA WITH FEATHERED ANIMALS IN IT AWARD
"Messages from Henry" by Rebecca Scarberry
MOST THRILLING STORY INVOLVING PERVERTS AND RUNNING SHOES AWARD
"Falcon Point" by Diane Strong
The above links are to Amazon.com (other than Seumas' obviously - that link is to Planet Nutcase) but these books are also available on all other Amazon sites.
Visit their Amazon author pages and connect with them on Twitter. Feel free to Post a Comment below if you need any further information or links. I do this sort of stuff for free. Amazing, isn't it?
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