After winning the Silver Falchion in 2019 for Best Mystery (A Knife in the Fog), and again in 2020 as Best Suspense and Book of the Year (Queen’s Gambit), I’m seen by industry professionals as a serious writer. I’ve gotten several invitations to participate or lead author panels and been on several podcasts. If I were in the Mafia, I’d be what is known as a “Made Man.
I started writing at the age of sixty-three so I was anxious to hit the ground running as an author. The Silver Falchion has clearly advanced my career and I encourage others to reach for their dreams and to seek the recognition such awards bestow.