Honors Grow for Lie Catchers by Paul Bishop
February 23, 2016
PAUL BISHOP’S LIE CATCHERS
NAMED AS WHITNEY AWARD FINALIST
NOMINATED FOR BEST NOVEL PULP ARK AWARD
NOMINATED FOR PULP FACTORY AWARD
BEST NOVEL CATEGORY
LIE CATCHERS NAMED AS FINALIST IN 8th ANNUAL WHITNEY AWARDS
WHITNEY AWARD WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE PROVO MARRIOTT HOTEL ON MAY 7
The novel Lie Catchers by Paul Bishop, has been listed as a Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category in the 8th annual Whitney Awards celebrating excellent fiction by LDS authors.
The Whitney Awards program honors the best novels published by Latter-day Saint writers each year. It was founded in 2007 by novelist Robison Wells and named after 19th century Mormon apostle Orson F. Whitney—a writer who preached of the importance of literature, including his famous prophecy stating “We shall yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own.”
More than 300 books were nominated for consideration in eight categories: General Fiction, Historical, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Speculative, General Youth Fiction, Speculative Youth, and Middle Grade. Paul Bishop’s novel Lie Catchers is a finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category.
A novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop spent 35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department where he was twice honored as Detective of the Year. He is the author of fifteen novels, including the Whitney nominated Lie Catchers—the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall.
The Whitney Awards differs from other literary awards in that they are reader-based. Novels can be nominated by any reader (via the Whitney Awards website). Once a book receives five reader nominations, it advances to the judging round. The top nominees in each category become finalists, and are then are voted on by an academy of industry professionals, including authors, publishers, bookstore owners, distributors, critics, and others.
“The competition grows fiercer every year,” 2015 Whitney Awards president Jaime Theler said. “LDS authors are making their mark—their books on NYT Bestseller Lists, at the top of Amazon sales, and winning other literary awards. Being named a Whitney Finalist is an important achievement. It means these books are the cream of the crop.”
“Clearly, it is an honor to be nominated for any award, but the Whitney awards are special. Not only do they support LDS writers, but the nominated novels and the winners are decided by a vast array of readers and industry professionals. The nomination is prestigious and I am humbled to find myself on a list with such distinguished company.”—Paul Bishop
Winners will be announced and the awards presented at the Whitney Awards gala held at the Provo Marriott Hotel on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 7:30PM, following the annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference.
Details about the Whitney Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://whitneyawards.com
2016 PULP ARK AWARD
LIE CATCHERS NOMINATED AS BEST NOVEL
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO
JUNE 11-12, 2016 IN LITTLE ROCK, AR.
Lie Catchers—a novel by Paul Bishop—has been nominated for a 2016 Pulp Ark award in the Best Novel category. The fan voted Pulp Ark Awards are for genre fiction defined as New Pulp—a multi genre, multi medium, style of storytelling typically involving action, adventure, and a strong focus on both plot and characterization.
With nominations now closed for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards, public voting will be open until 5 PM CST on February 21, 2016. Anyone 18 years or older is encouraged vote by cutting and pasting the below ballot with their highlighted choices into an email to be sent to [email protected]
Participants are requested to vote only ONCE for each category and to EITHER only list the nominee they are voting for under each category or to highlight the nominee (s) they are voting for in RED. Each ballot must contain a link to a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an email profile, or some other verifiable source by which the identity of the voter can be affirmed.
FOR THE FULL 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS BALLOT CLICK HERE
PULP FACTORY AWARD
LIE CATCHERS NOMINATED AS BEST NOVEL
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE
WINDY CITY PULP & PAPERBACK CONVENTION
APRIL 22, 2016 IN CHICAGO
Pulp Factory Awards recognize the best in New Pulp published during the previous calendar year (2015). Nominees were selected by the Pulp Factory writers—artists—editors—publishers group.
Voting is open to the public through March 15, 2016
One vote per category…It is not necessary to vote in every category…
REMEMBER TO CLICK THE BUTTON AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE NOMINATION LIST TO SUBMIT YOUR BALLOT.