Look what came in today’s mail – a Polish copy of The Killing novel! Thanks for sending, Titan Books!
I’m thrilled to announce that my tie-in novel, THE KILLING: UNCOMMON DENOMINATOR, has been nominated for a 2015 Scribe Award, the awards by which the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers acknowledge “excellence in this very competitive field.”
IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. They include original works set in established universes, and adaptations of stories that have appeared in other formats and cross all genres. Tie-in works run the gamut from westerns to mysteries to procedurals, from science fiction to fantasy to horror, from action and adventure to superheroes. Gunsmoke, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, Star Trek, Star Wars, Shadowrun, Underworld, Man from UNCLE, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, these represent just a few.
The Scribe Award winners will be announced at ComicCon San Diego in July. The exact day, time and location of the Scribes Panel including the award ceremony will be announced shortly.
IAMTW congratulates the following nominees:
BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL
24: Deadline by James Swallow
Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood by Don Bain
Mike Hammer: King of the Weeds by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Homeland: Saul’s Game by Andrew Kaplan
The Killing: Uncommon Denominator by Karen Dionne
Many of my fellow nominees have written dozens of tie-in novels. I’m honored to be in such fantastic company!
Great review of The Killing: Uncommon Denominator in the fall edition of Mystery Scene Magazine:
“Karen Dionne is also a compelling writer, even when she’s playing in someone else’s sandbox, as she does gracefully in Uncommon Denominator, a prequel to the AMC series The Killing, which follows the murder investigations of Seattle homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder. Because this story is set before the events of Season One, the duo are not yet acquainted; while LInden is indeed working homicide, Holder is working undercover in narcotics. Eventually, their paths do cross, as the death of a meth cooker in an explosion and the execution-style killing of a man whose body is left in a shipping container are found to be connected. The book works as both a police procedural and a thriller, as Linden, Holder, and company methodically pursue justice.”
Did you miss my book launch party for The Killing novel at the Romeo District Library last June? Now thanks to the fabulous KT Humphrey of WBRW TV, you can watch the party online!
A terrific and far-ranging interview that aired on my local cable television station – if you’ve ever wondered which actor I imagined might play Ross Roundtree if there were to be movie version of my first novel, FREEZING POINT, now you can find out! Thanks, KT Humphrey, for producing such a fantastic piece!
I really enjoyed this discussion with Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA on how writers can connect with each other in person, online, and at writers conferences. Click the image below to listen!