I got the following letter from the Debut Dagger Contest a couple of days ago.  I stopped working on DREAMING OF HELL to write a sequel to HELLFIRE.

Dear Rick

If you have been following the competition on line, then you will know that your entry was not short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger this year.  However, I thought you might like to know that we reduced the entries to a long list of twenty four (which is not published), before picking the final twelve, and Dreaming of Hell  was on the long list

Wishing you better luck next time.

Liz Evans
Chair – Debut Dagger