The 2023 nominees for the ENnie Awards have just been announced, and I’m proud to mention I’m a finalist for the 2022 Level 1 Anthology from 9th Level Games along with a slate of fantastic folks!
The full contributor list for the ENnie Award-nominated 2022 Level 1 Anthology is: Gabrielle Rabinowitz, Evlyn Moreau, Dustin Winter, Quinn B. Rodriguez, Sea Carnelian, Loretta Brady, Skylar Bottcher, Gianna Cormier, Glenn Givens, Samantha Sinacori, Steffie de Vaan, Graham Gentz, Monica Valentinelli, Kyle Ott, Desks and Dorks, Patrick Watson, Dare Hickman, V.R. Collins, Zane Graves, Scott Slater, Alexi Sargeant, and Jim Dagg.
After you download a copy from DriveThruRPG.com, be sure to pick up One Night in the Catacombs. I designed this game as an expanded edition of “One Night at Bain House” featured in the anthology. Huzzah!
Congratulations to my fellow 2023 ENnie Award nominees! Woooooooo! Good luck and cheers all around. Voting will be open to the general public in mid-July, so be sure to watch for updates. Huzzah!
I am pleased to announce that my World of Darkness short story, “Scritch, Scratch”, set in the Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition universe was nominated for a 2021 Scribe Award for Best Short Story. This story appeared in the HAUNTING SHADOWS anthology and tells the story of a wraith haunting House on the Rock who encounters a team of ghost hunters. When the wraith discovers the inept paranormal investigators are more dangerous than they appear, the wraith must thwart them or face Oblivion.
The full list of 2021 Scribe Award nominees and Faust Award recipient is posted on FlamesRising.com. It is an honor to be nominated by my peers for my media/tie-in fiction. I am thrilled to be in such great company, and can not wait to celebrate with them in person. Huzzah! A mighty congratulations to all—especially Max Alan Collins, this year’s Faust Award for a lifetime of wonderful achievements!
Good luck to my fellow nominees!
I am pleased to announce that I am the grand prize winner in the GalleyCat Varney The Vampire Re-Mix Contest. I had an absolute blast re-writing a section of history and am honored to have been chosen. Special thanks to Jason and all the folks at a href=”http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/”>GalleyCat for throwing this together.
If you would like to read my winning entry, you can drop by the GalleyCat Tumblr page. There will be a free eBook with ALL the creative scribings. Soon, you’ll be able to read the whole story! More to come on that. 🙂
Here’s how my portion begins:
“There is some one concealed there.”
“Marchdale” rolled his eyes. Eleven o’clock on a Saturday night. Wasn’t rehearsal over yet? “Varney’s gonna bite you. WOOOOOOOOO…”
“Pay attention, Marchdale,” Henry Bannersworth said, wagging his cane. “We film tomorrow!”
“Whatever.” Marchdale shrugged his shoulders and pulled out a flask out of his suit. “Where the hell’s George, anyway?”
“It’s his day off.” Henry smoothed out his coiffed hair. Even when they weren’t filming, the actor was such a prima donna. “Thanks for ruining the twenty-third take.”
“Can’t help it,” Marchdale whined, collapsing into an ornate chair. If he didn’t need the money, he never would have signed on for such a boring film. “Guess I’m still not feeling the creep factor.”
Bannersworth pulled out an ivory pipe and lit it. No doubt, the Victorian relic was authentic. If it wasn’t for Henry’s strong whiskey, he’d tell the jerk to save it for the camera. Hell, the actor even insisted they stay in character. What was that about?
— Behind the Scenes, GalleyCat’s Varney the Vampire Re-Mix. Written by Monica Valentinelli