Read all about it…

June 20, 2008

As mentioned before, as often as possible, my story “How Stella Got Her Grave Back” has been nominated for an Anthony Award.  To help out voters, I’ve temporarily posted the story here on my blog.  Just click on the tab at the top of this screen labeled “How Stella Got Her Grave Back” and you can read the whole thing.


Paperback Publication Date

June 12, 2008

This just in. Ace will release a trade paperback edition of Many Bloody Returns in February 2009. More happy times!

Publication Date Announcement

June 6, 2008

Today I found out the official release date for the Berkley Prime Crime edition of Without Mercy is May of 2009. Just in time for Malice Domestic, a convention I’ve been attending for mumblety-mumble years.

And there is much rejoicing!

Guten Tag!

June 2, 2008


This is the cover for the German translation of Many Bloody Returns, which DTV is publishing in October, and I’m ridiculously proud of it. It’s the first time I’ve had a book translated into another language.

One of the best part about being a writer is the amazing number of first times: first book, first story, first hardback, first trade paperback, first large print, and so on. Every first is fun for me, and this one is no exception.

The title, by the way, translates to something like “Heartfelt Bites for Your Birthday,” or as one translator suggested, “Happy Bites-Day!” 

Bites for my birthday? That’s a first I can do without.

Anthony Award Nomination!

June 2, 2008

I was thinking that I needed to blog today, and wasn’t sure what to start with, but when I got up this morning, I found out that the Anthony nominations had been announced, and I’m on the list for Best Short Story with “How Stella Got Her Grave Back” in Many Bloody Returns!

As you can imagine, excitement is high in the Kelner household. I’ve made a number of calls, sent a slew of e-mails, and now this blog. And the company I’m keeping is amazing:  Rhys Bowen, Laura Lippman, Steve Hockensmith, and Daniel Woodrell. Oh my stars and garters!

So you can be sure that come October, I’ll be at Bouchercon in Baltimore with a big grin on my face!

The whole glorious nomination list is on the Bouchercon site: