Allison here: I’ve judged the Thriller Awards nearly every year, and my favorite category is Best First Novel. Why? Because a writer’s first book is usually one of their best. They’ve written it from the heart, because there was no contract, no expectations, no responsibilities. First books are written with passion and love.
Permanent Press is a small publisher who has TWO books nominated for Best First Novel in ITW’s Thriller Awards. I am so pleased to have these two nominees here on my blog today and tomorrow! J.J. Hensley interviews Gwen Florio today … tomorrow catch Gwen’s interview with J.J.! And wish them well … being nominated is certainly an honor (and the competition is stiff!)