I received the following wonderful announcement. Please keep your fingers crossed for THE PSYCHOPATH COMPANION to win, which means publication by this fine press.
“Happy to let you know that THE PSYCHOPATH COMPANION has been shortlisted for the 2017 Del Sol Press First Novel Prize!
We are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Del Sol Press First Novel Prize:
HERMOSA by Marisa Clark
MALHEUR AUGUST by Nancy Minor
MALL by Pattie Palmer-Baker
MARILYN & THE NEW YORK ITCH by Pat Ryan
OUT LIKE A LION by Robin Martin
THE BEREAVED by Emma Schrider
THE PSYCHOPATH COMPANION by Claire Ortalda
THE STAFF by Ron Samul
STORIES YOU NEVER TOLD ME: AN IMMIGRANT
DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY by Catherine Kapphahn
THESE THINGS HAPPEN by Jane Sadusky
WRAPPED IN THE STARS by Elena Mikalsen
Congratulations all! We will be announcing the winner of the First Novel Prize in late August after we celebrate the publication of the 2016 winner, THE SINGING SHIP by Rebecca Winterer in July.”