Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award®, the official award of the Horror Writers Association , which is recognized as the pre-eminent Award in horror literature!
Witch Hunts, written by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton and illustrated by Greg Chapman, has been nominated in the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category, with the list nominees announced by the Horror Writers Association on February 23.
The three collaborators expressed their delight at the news yesterday:
Rocky said: “I am proud to receive this important recognition from the Horror Writers Association. I’ve written non-fiction for 35 years, but Witch Hunts is only my third piece of published fiction, so to receive such a prestigious nomination for it is indeed an honour. I have to say the combination with Lisa’s writing and Greg’s outstanding artwork simply proves that outstanding teamwork can deliver superior results, so greater credit is due to them.”
Lisa said: “It’s hard to top having a teacher tell you that she’s using your book to teach young people about discrimination…but this acknowledgement is certainly a lovely icing on the Witch Hunts cake. My deepest thanks to Rocky, who created this project in the first place, our extraordinary artist Greg, and all of our editors at McFarland.”
Greg said: “To have Witch Hunts nominated for a Bram Stoker Award® is wonderful, but to have worked with Rocky and Lisa, two of the most respected people in the horror genre, was the real honour. I will always be proud of the graphic novel we created, not just because it was my first, but because it’s an important book and one that has a lot to say.
The Bram Stoker Awards® will be announced at a gala ceremony during the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend®, incorporating World Horror Convention in New Orleans on June 15.
To see all the nominees for the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards® visit HERE.