Saturday, March 9, 2013

PULP ARK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


It is rare to find me at a loss for words, but that’s exactly what happened after the list of winners of the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards was posted at All Pulp earlier tonight. It took a while for the news to sink in, and even now I don’t think it’s really hit me. After years as a working writer I can now add the title “Award Winning” before my name, which is pretty darn cool, let me tell you.

The full list of winners is below, including several talented friends and creators, all of whom deserve a hearty congratulations and I plan to do just that, but I want to highlight the three related to me because I still can’t quite believe it.

Cover Art: Douglas Klauba (L), Ruben Procopio (R)
Best Collection/Anthology-
The Green Hornet: Still at Large by Various published by Moonstone Books

It was a thrill to write the Green Hornet and Kato in the Green Hornet Casefiles anthology for Moonstone Books. It was certainly a dream come true to take established and well-loved characters like Green Hornet and Kato and tell a tale with them, but it was also a bit nerve-wracking. I was terrified of screwing up the characters. That made it an even bigger thrill to be invited back for a second story in Green Hornet: Still at Large. Was it less nerve-wracking? Sure. A bit. It was also one of those most fun stories I’ve written, I think. I certainly felt more relaxed the second time around. Special thanks to Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert for inviting me to join the fun.

This book contains 17 wonderful tales and is still available. You can find links for The Green Hornet: Still at Large in the Short Stories/Novellas tab above.

Cover Art: Mark Wheatley
Best New Pulp Character-
Rick Ruby created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor as features in The Ruby Files Volume 1 Published by Airship 27 Productions

Rick Ruby came out of the gate swinging. Created by Sean Taylor and myself The Ruby Files surprised me when it was nominated for multiple categories in both the Pulp Ark and Pulp Factory Awards this year. Sean had predicted the nomination during the creative process and once again he knew what he was talking about. That last sentence will haunt me until the end of time as I’m sure he won’t let me forget it.

The creative power behind The Ruby Files Vol. 1 anthology from Airship 27 was certainly tough to beat and I would like to take a moment to thank Andrew Salmon, William Patrick Maynard, Rob Moran, Mark Wheatley, Rob Davis, John Bruening, Ron Fortier, and Sean Taylor. The hard work of all of the fine folks involved helped down on his luck private eye, Rick Ruby stand out from the pack.

There’s still time to get in on the action. The Ruby Files Vol. 1 is still available. You can find links for The Ruby Files Vol. 1 in the Short Stories/Novellas tab above and at the Official Rick Ruby website here. I’m also happy to announce that The Ruby Files Vol. 2 is currently in production.

Best Author: Bobby Nash (Yeah. He can't believe it either)
Best Author-
Bobby Nash

This was the one that really floored me. I knew I had been nominated, but quite frankly I never expected to win this one. I mean, there were a lot of incredibly talented creators nominated. When I read through the list of winners and saw my name listed here all I could hear was the cartoon-ish sound effect of my jaw hitting the floor like it was made out of lead.

I really don’t know what to say except Thank You to everyone who voted for me. Thank you to everyone who has read one (or more) of my stories. Thank you to the fantastic people I’ve gotten to meet as a result of the books I’ve been privileged to work on. Thank you to the publishers and editors who have hired me and helped me to (hopefully) become a better writer. I’m sure I’ll be able to string together better words once the shock wears off, if it ever will. And finally, thank you for reading through my frantic musings here. My brain is bouncing from one thought to another faster than I can keep up. Might be time to lay off the Mt. Dew for the night, I guess.

The Pulp Ark Awards will be handed out at the Pulp Ark Convention in Springdale Arkansas on the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2013. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the entire weekend, but I am planning to be there on Saturday during the day and into the evening.

Thanks again and congratulations to all the winners.

Bobby

PRESS RELEASE:

Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions and Pulp Ark Coordinator, announces that voting has closed for the open nomination 2013 Pulp Ark Awards.   The Winners of the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards are-

Best Novel-
Die Glocke by Barry Reese in The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2: Die Glocke published by Pro Se Productions

Best Novella-
The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins published by Moonstone Books

Best Collection/Anthology-
The Green Hornet: Still at Large by Various published by Moonstone Books

Best Short Story-
Lucky by Tommy Hancock features in Night Beat: Night Stories published by Radio Archives

Best Cover-
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2 by George Sellas published by Pro Se Productions

Best Interior Art-
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2 by George Sellas published by Pro Se Productions

Best Pulp Revival-
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray published by Altus Press

Best New Pulp Character-
Rick Ruby created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor as features in The Ruby Files Volume 1 Published by Airship 27 Productions

Best Pulp Comic-
The Shadow published by Dynamite Comics

Best Pulp Magazine-
Pro Se Presents published by Pro Se Productions

Best Author-
Bobby Nash

Best New Author-
Jim Beard

“The voting this year,” Hancock noted, “was exciting since it involved so many different creators, works and publishers.  Six different publishers are represented in the final tally, with both the Best Author and Best New Author winners being writers for various publishers in 2012.”

The Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award, according to Hancock, is still being determined by the select committee chosen to give the honor to an individual who has done considerable work in furthering Pulp in his/her lifetime.

The awards, 8X10 engraved wooden plaques, will be awarded at Pulp Ark 2013 in Springdale Arkansas , the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2013. Hancock stated that all winners as well as nominees are encouraged to attend, but any winners who could not would receive their awards by mail. Pulp Ark thanks all who nominated, all who voted, and congratulations to all the nominees and especially to the winners of the Pulp Ark 2013 Awards!

For any questions concerning Pulp Ark, contact Hancock at proseproductions@earthlink.net or follow Pulp Ark news at www.pulpark.blogspot.com


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