Monday, August 26, 2019

Hey Look...Our Book Is The State's Best!

I've never been included in an award-winning anthology.

Until now.

When I heard my publisher was considering an anthology (or several anthologies...) based on Mormon Steampunk stories, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring, or my story into the pile. The book came out February of this year. Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel was number two of four anthologies based on the Mormon Steampunk theme, all from Immortal Works.

I did not know this, but my submission, The Goat in the Machine, was the collection's first story. That was cool, and an honor. On Saturday night, at the League of Utah Writer's Quills Conference awards were handed out and our little book received first prize in the Collections category.

A Gold Quill winner!

If you want to read award-winning literature, PLEASE click: HERE for the link to order the book or get an e-copy. And when you do receive your very own copy, mine will be the first story you'll see. It will introduce you to the collection and invite you in with humor and award-winning writing.

But seriously, it's an honor to be included with such other amazing writers and to see the hard work be recognized. If you do get the book, I'd love to know what you thought of the book and my story. Thanks John for including my little story in your book!


  1. It was great working with such a fine group of authors. It has everything from a first-timer to an official Grand Master of Horror (co-writing a non-scary story with his wife).

    I'm happy with how it turned out, and now I have more evidence that others are happy with it, too! Glad to have you along for the ride, Scott.