From Oregon: Did you catch author Mike Lawson when he spoke at the American Library Association conference last year? Kudos to him for winning the 2013 Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award (www.friendsofMystery.org) for House Blood.
From Minnesota: David Housewright brought home the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction (http://ow.ly/m2UH3) for Curse of the Jade Lily. The book awards program is a project of the Friends, in association with the Saint Paul Public Library and the City of Saint Paul.
“QUOTH THE RAVEN, ‘SACRAMENTO’” The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe has been named as the work for California’s Sacramento Public Library’s (www.saclibrary.org) 2013 One Book Sacramento project, which will be running this fall. Contact programming and partnerships coordinator Lori Easterwood (email@example.com) for more details. Also, check out the library’s exciting collaborative work with Sacramento’s Capital Film Arts Alliance (CFAA) on The Poe Project (www.capitalfilmarts.com). CFAA is running a film/video competition, seeking “to bring the literary program into different artistic, social, and creative parts of the local community. Local filmmakers will be asked to create short films of 13 minutes or less in length and submissions will be screened in Sacramento” this fall. July 28 is the entry deadline. CFAA’s Poe Project contest details are also on CFAA’s Facebook page, or contact Mary Beth Barber at 916-429-5105 or Laurie Pederson at 916-600-6477, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.