Monday, 30 March 2020

Nebula and Bram Stoker Award Finalists!

JABberwocky is excited to a double-feature of congratulations with two award finalists!

GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW 2019 Nebula Award Finalist!

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW is a finalist for the 2019 Nebula Award in the Novel catagory!

The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the previous year.

Set in 1920s Mexico, GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW centers on Casiopeia Tun, a  young woman who dreams of escaping her life as an unappreciated drudge in her wealthy grandfather’s home. When she opens a mysterious box in her grandfather’s room, she accidentally unleashes Hun-Kamé, the Maya god of death. With their fates now intertwined, Casiopeia must accompany Hun-Kamé on a road trip across Mexico to help recover his throne from his treacherous brother. If they fail, they will both perish. But if they succeed, then all of Casiopeia’s wildest dreams will come true.

This is Moreno-Garcia’s first Nebula Award nomination and the third award nomination for GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW! This title was also a finalist for the 2019 Lolly Award and for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award in the Fantasy Category. GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW has been on over a dozen “Best of” lists including NPR, Amazon, and Tor.com.

 

RULES FOR VANISHING 2019 Bram Stoker Award Finalist!

Kate Alice Marshall’s RULES FOR VANISHING is a finalist for the 2019 Bram Stoker Award in the Young Adult category!

The Bram Stoker Awards celebrate superior achievement in writing. This award is presented by the Horror Writers Association, the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre.

Sara’s sister disappeared one year ago–and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy’s road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it’s real, and she’s going to find it.

When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.

Pitched as a YA horror novel similar to The Blair Witch project, told through a series of written testimonies, found footage, and interviews, RULES FOR VANISHING sold in a two-book pre-empt on a partial manuscript. The book was the #1 New Release on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Ghost Stories category. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection and was featured on “Best of” lists from Barnes & Noble’s Teen Blog, Refinery 29, and Bustle. This is Marshall’s first Bram Stoker nomination. She was previously nominated for the Washington State Book Award for her YA debut, I AM STILL ALIVE.

Our heartiest congratulations to Moreno-Garcia and Marshall for their nominations!