M.H. was given a break this week. In my head, I fancied I’d know exactly what to write. Instead, I have paused over this blog post for days, stunned. Words resist me.
Thanks to you~thanks to each and every one of you~18thWall Productions had an excellent showing at the Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards. You didn’t just vote for us, you voted for us with enough force that we won, and won in significant categories. Thanks to you, J Patrick Allen and From the Dragon Lord’s Library: Volume 1 were chosen for best short story, and thanks to you Morgan Fitzsimons’ cover for From the Dragon Lord’s Library: Volume 2 was named best cover.
As much as I could climb on my soapbox and crow about how great Nicole is at curating collections (and she is), and how great J Patrick is at writing (and he is), and how great Morgan is at her art (and she is), and how great a publisher I am (I flatter myself to think so)…that approach doesn’t feel right.
We didn’t give these awards to ourselves. You saw something in our work, and you remembered it until voting started~months later. You gave us these awards. This was your work, and your effort.
Thank you, on behalf of myself, Ben, and all of 18thWall Productions. We’ll do our best to make this year even more rich in reading pleasure~all for you.
If you’re new to 18thWall Productions, and you want to get a taste of what we do here and why people chose to give us an award, we’re running a special Get Acquainted with 18thWall sale.
Until May 2nd, From the Dragon Lord’s Library: Volume 1 and Volume 2 will be available at 50% off. Our big winners will also be represented in another way–Nicole Petit’s The Dragon Lord’s Secretary (featuring a cover by Morgan) will be 25% off, and J. Patrick Allen’s novel Dead West: West of Pale will be 25% as well. If you liked their award-winning work, be sure to pick up these novels. Both novels spin directly or indirectly out of From the Dragon Lord’s Library.
While you’re at it, feel free to pick up a copy of The Return: A Novella of Sherlock Holmes, which is permanently free for your enjoyment.
[Please note that this sale is exclusive to 18thWall Productions’ online store, and that our online store can only serve customers in North America.]