Absolutely Truly is an Edgar Awards nominee!

This morning I awoke to some amazing news — ABSOLUTELY TRULY has been nominated for an Edgar Award!

Absolutely Truly cover 2014
What exactly are the Edgar Awards? Kind of like the Oscars for mystery writers…

The Edgars
Only instead of golden statues, they give out little Edgar Allen Poes.

Edgar statuette
Wouldn’t he be a fun addition to the bookshelf?!

This honor is bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America, and I’m stunned and flattered and absolutely truly beside myself with excitement! I’m in such fabulous company, too (click here for a full list of nominees). Plus, my brilliant and charming editor at Simon & Schuster, Kristin Ostby, is on a roll with not one but TWO of her books nominated — mine and SPACE CASE by Stuart Gibbs. I’m thrilled for her!

Time to start looking for a party dress for the awards ceremony. It’s a black tie occasion, and we’ve been instructed to “dress to kill”…


42 thoughts on “Absolutely Truly is an Edgar Awards nominee!”

  1. Congratulations, that is wonderful news! You are such a talented writer and person. Hope you have a wonderful, glorious evening, and of course, you win!! Even though my daughter will be seventeen in July, we still enjoy re-reading the Mother-Daughter series together from time to time. We are looking forward to sharing “Book 7” together!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us and your successes!

    Kim Robles

  2. Wow. That’s so cool. Have you ever gotten one before? I’m sure you’ll find an amzing dress. I’m sure you’ll win. Good luck!

  3. Heather, I was hoping Absolutely Truly would get some kind of award! This is such wonderful news. Does this mean we will get a sequel? Congrats! Ave Gray

  4. Wow this is so great!! Oh I know you’ll win- AT was so amazing I couldn’t put it down! You’re fans are al cheering for you! GO HEATHER! 🙂

  5. Congrats!!! That is fantastic news, I can’t imagine how excited you must be. 🙂 I was just wonder if you got my letter…

  6. I am in another-daugther book club with my friends! We are thinking about reading yours truly! I hope it wins, cause it deserves too! But for now, I have to read the MDBC series for the 20th time!!

  7. My sister really loved AT! She closed the book and said, “Wow, this was ‘absolutely’ amazing.” Congratulations, Heather! I just know you’re going to win!
    *goes off to read it, too*

  8. I can’t wait to read “Absolutely Truly”. I’m asking for it for my birthday in March) Congratulations. Did you earn any awards for the MDBC? You’ll definitely find beautiful clothes to wear to the ceremony. I ‘absolutely truly’ love your books. You definitely deserve this award for allow of your books.


    • It’s there – go to the “Contact” tab at the top of my website, fill in the blanks, and the email will be on its way to me. 😀

  9. I like fan mail fridays. When are you going to post another fan mail Friday? They are my favorite thing on your blog( except for when you post info on a new book).

    • I like them, too, Brooke! I try and do them a couple of times a month. Didn’t get to it last week, but will this week for sure. 🙂

  10. Hi, I won the giveaway for Absolutely Truly. I’ve been very busy, but just got a change to start it 3 days ago. and Today I finished it. It was ABSOLUTELY TRULY WONDERFUL!! 🙂 I loved it and was sad for it to end. Great Job, Mrs. Frederick! I cannot wait for “Your’s Truly” 🙂

  11. Congratulations Heather!! This is a huge opportunity and honor! I’m so happy for you!!! And, yes, that Edgar Allen Poe head would look great on the bookshelf! You’ll probably get a few questions about it and then you’ll explain how you got it with your fabulous mystery series “Absolutely Truly!” 🙂

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