I just can't stop smiling. I'm a finalist for the 2021 Canadian Crime Writers Awards of Excellence in the Best Crime Novella category:

Crime Writers Of Cananda Awards 2021

Best Crime Novella sponsored by Mystery Weekly with a $200 prize:

C.C. Benison, The Unpleasantness at the Battle of Thornford, At Bay Press
Vicki Delany, Coral Reef Views, Orca Book Publishers
Winona Kent, Salty Dog Blues, Sisters in Crime - Canada West
Sam Wiebe, Never Going Back, Orca Book Publishers

I am in excellent company. The nomination is for my story "Salty Dog Blues" which was published in the Sisters in Crime Canada West inaugural anthology, Crime Wave.

My sibling in crime, Marcelle Dube, is also nominated in the short story category, for her story "Cold Wave", which also appeared in Crime Wave.

You can find the complete list here:

Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence 2021 Shortlist

The winners in each category will be announced on Thursday, May 27, 2021.