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Jessica Ellis Laine is our 2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Receipient

Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Glass
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Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award for 2017 -- Jessica Ellis Laine

"I am so incredibly honored to receive the 2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland award from Sisters in Crime,” said Laine. “I give thanks to the crime writers who have come before me including the amazingly talented Eleanor Taylor Bland. I have been fortunate to have many mentors in my life including Erin Hart, Ellen Hart, Kristi Belcamino, Pat Dennis, Michael Allan Mallory, and Rhonda Gilliland among others. I will try and repay this debt by writing to the best of my ability and by supporting future generations of crime writers. Mil gracias. Many thanks."

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