At the 2017 Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards are presented each year by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best creative works in our genre. (My debut, The Poacher's Son, was a finalist in the Best First Novel category in 2011.) As a judge in the Juvenile Fiction category, I had the privilege of co-presenting the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery with my fellow panelist, the wonderful Hank Phillippi Ryan. Our committee selected OCDaniel by Wesley T. King as the winner, but all of the finalists were worthy of the prize. This was my third time serving as an Edgars judge, but my first time presenting. What an honor it was!