HWA Presents the 2020 Service Awards

RICHARD LAYMON PRESIDENT’S AWARD The 2020 Richard Laymon President’s Award winner is Becky Spratford. Becky Spratford currently serves as HWA’s Secretary and Library Liaison. She has overseen Librarians’ Day during StokerCon from its inception, and also supervises HWA’s Summer Scares program. She also writes the RA for All: Horror blog and wrote the American Library Association’s Readers Advisory Guide to […]

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HWA Presents the 2019 Service Awards

RICHARD LAYMON PRESIDENT’S AWARD The 2019 Richard Laymon President’s Award winner is Rena Mason. Rena Mason is an American author of horror fiction and a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award . Her literary debut, The Evolutionist, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2013, while her novella East End Girls was nominated for the Bram […]

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Murray, Lee

Awards: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media), Anthology, 2020 Grotesque: Monster Stories (Things in the Well), Fiction Collection, 2020 Mentor of the Year Award, 2019 Nominations: Into the Ashes (Severed Press), Novel, 2019 “Dead End Town” (Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International), Short Fiction, 2018 Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press), Anthology, […]

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Mentor of the Year Award

HWA’s Mentor Program is available to all members of the organization. This popular program pairs a newer writer with an established professional for an intensive four-month long partnership. For new writers, the Program offers mentees a personal, one-on-one experience with a professional writer, tailor-made to help them grow in their writing and teach them how to better market their work. […]

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Waggoner, Tim

Awards: Writing in the Dark (Guide Dog Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press), Non-Fiction, 2020 “Speaking of Horror” (The Writer), Short Non-Fiction, 2020 The Winter Box (DarkFuse), Long Fiction, 2016 Mentor of the Year Award, 2016 Nominations: “A Touch of Madness” (The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias) (LVP Publications), Short Fiction, 2019 Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press), Fiction […]

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Ptacek, Kathryn

Awards: Mentor of the Year Award, 2014 Silver Hammer Award, 2009 Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2001 Nominations: “Each Night, Each Year”, Short Fiction, 1989

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Faherty, JG

Awards: Mentor of the Year Award, 2018 Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2013 Nominations: The Cure (Samhain Publishing), Novel, 2015 Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery, Young Adult Novel, 2011 BIO: A life-long resident of New York’s haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty has been a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award® (The Cure, Ghosts of Coronado Bay) and […]

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Addison, Linda

Awards: The Place of Broken Things (Crystal Lake Publishing), Poetry Collection, 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 Mentor of the Year Award, 2015 Four Elements (Bad Moon Books/Evil Jester Press), Poetry Collection, 2013 How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend, Poetry Collection, 2011 Being Full of Light, Insubstantial, Poetry Collection, 2007 Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes, Poetry Collection, […]

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