One award show done, another springs to take its place. The Southern California Bookseller’s Association announced the finalists for the SCBA Book Awards.
FBLA is thrilled to see that Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles by Kevin Roderick and J. Eric Lynxwiler is a non-fiction contender. Roderick blogs at the essential LAObserved. The publisher, Angel City Press, is a LA-based small press, as is Santa Monica Press who put out another nominee, L. A. Noir: The City as Character by Alain Silver and James Ursini.
Also nominated in non-fiction are Barkley: A Dogâ€™s Journey by Al Martinez, Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Rollâ€™s Legendary Neighborhood by Michael Walker, and Mexican Days: Journeys Into the Heart of Mexico by Tony Cohan.
The nominees in fiction, mystery and children’s books include Denise Hamilton for Prisoner of Memory: A Novel, Tod Goldberg‘s Simplify and Carolyn See (write a charming note a day) for There Will Never Be Another You: A Novel.
Authors are such solitary creatures, held captive by their muse, so to lure them from their garrets, the awards are given out at an Author’s Feast, held this year on Oct. 21.
FBLA is above vulgar hinting, but our address is posted clearly on this site, SBCA. And we checked–we’re free that night.