CHARLOTTE AUTHOR WINS 2016 MANLY WADE WELLMAN AWARD FOR NC SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
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The NC Speculative Fiction Foundation awarded the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award to John G. Hartness, of Charlotte, NC. The awards ceremony was held Saturday night, July 18, 2016 as part of the ConGregate 2016 convention at the Radisson Hotel High Point. The winning book, Raising Hell, is the first novella in the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Series published by Falstaff Books.
Raising Hell is a dark fantasy novella in the vein of Constantine and Supernatural, pitting a slightly-more-than-ordinary hero and a host of sidekicks and cohorts against forces bent on setting loose a great evil upon the world, starting right in Harker’s home town of Charlotte, NC. Raising Hell is available digitally wherever ebooks are sold, and in print as part of the collected Quincy Harker: Year One collection. Audiobooks are available on Audible.
Book #5 in the Quincy Harker series, Heaven Sent, is scheduled for release on July 29. Man in Black, the sixth book in Hartness’ Black Knight Chronicles series of urban fantasy novels, will hit stores August 15.
The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions, covers novels and novellas published in 2015. Nominations opened at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round after ConCarolinas, with the award presented at ConGregate in July. For more information, visit www.ncsff.org.
Falstaff Books is a digital and print publishing company based in Charlotte, NC dedicated to bringing to life the best in fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and dramatic literature. Falstaff Books exists to discover new voices and nurture them to success.
John G. Hartness is a comedic fantasy and horror author living in Charlotte, NC with his wife Suzy and a very spoiled and demanding cat. He is a graduate of Winthrop University, a past President of the Charlotte Writers’ Club, and his novel Paint It Black was named “Best Horror Novel” in 2014 by the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition. His comic timing can be heard biweekly on the Authors & Dragons roleplaying podcast.
John is the author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedy/horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad anthology series, among other projects. John is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Horror Writers Association (HWA), and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).