Peyote Fire’s A Winner!

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Peyote Fire: Shaman of the Canyons Wins First Place for Pre-Historic Fiction!

Yippee! I just found out Peyote Fire (2014) won first place in the Pre-Historic Fiction category for the annual Chaucer Awards!The Chaucer Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of historical fiction. The First Place Category Winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala held in late September 2015. Chanticleer Reviews is an affiliate of the Historical Novel Society.

The CHAUCER FIRST PLACE 2014 Award Winners are:

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That’s me!

Women’s Fiction: J. L. Oakley for Timber Rose
Legend: Emma Rose Millar for Five Guns Blazing
Legacy: Michael D. McGranahan for Silver Kings and Sons of Bitches
Pre-History: Mary S. Black for Peyote Fire
Ancient History: Rebecca Locklann for The Thinara King
Roman/Grecian Classical: Elisabeth Storrs for The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome
High Middle Ages: Helena P. Schrader for Saint Louis’ Knight
Late Middle Ages: Lilian Gafni for The Alhambra Decree: Flower from Castile
Elizabethan/Tudor: Syril Levin Kline for Shakespeare’s Changeling: A Fault Against the Dead
1600’s: Donna Scott for Shame the Devil (manuscript)
1700s & 1800s: Karleene Morrow for Destinies
Turn of the 19th Century: Ruth Hull Chatlien for The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
Twentieth Century: David Brendan Hopes for The One with the Beautiful Necklaces (manuscript)
World Wars: Gregory Erich Phillips for The Love of Finished Years (manuscript)
Young Adult: Sharon Short for My One Square Inch of Alaska
U. S. History: J. P. Kenna for Beyond the Divide
World History: Michelle Rene for I Once Knew Vincent


15 thoughts on “Peyote Fire’s A Winner!

  1. Wonderful. How does a book get nominated for this? My next novel is pre-history in the Biblical world and Hellas about 800 BCE.

  2. Let me be the first to congratulate you, Mary! It’s a terrific book and I can’t wait for you to start on “Peyote Rain” — which I’m sure will be just as terrific! Great job!

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