Spinetingler Magazine 2012 David Thompson Community Leader Award Nominations

Over this past weekend Spinetingler Magazine announced its nominees for the 2012 David Thompson Community Leader Award and I was once again humbled and honored to find myself amongst such a wonderful group of nominees. Even though I have already tweeted and posted on Facebook about the nomination, as I did last year I wanted to do a formal post here in order to pay tribute to the man the award is named after.

David Thompson, who tragically passed away in 2010, was a bookseller and publisher whose passion for crime fiction knew no bounds, nor did his tireless advocating of crime fiction books and authors. You can learn more about David by visiting Sarah Weinman’s blog, where she compiled a deservedly lengthy list of the tributes that poured out from every corner of the crime fiction community in David’s honor upon his passing. It is truly an honor to be nominated for an award which bears David’s name.

Spinetingler is also giving awards in numerous other categories, including: Best Novel: New Voice, Best Novel: Rising Star, Best Novel: Legend, Best Short Story Collection, Best Anthology, Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel, Best Cover, Best Short Story on the Web, Best Crime Publisher, Best Zine, and The Fireball Award for Best Opening Line.

Voting in all the award categories is open and runs April 1st through April 30th.

Spinetingler Magazine


  • Thomas Pluck

    April 4, 2012 - 10:32 AM

    Congratulations to you both. I never knew Mr. Thompson, but I am reading about him now. Big shoes to fill, but you both have the same spirit.

  • sabrina ogden

    April 3, 2012 - 2:41 PM

    What a lovely post. I really can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than you, Elizabeth. Congrats on the nomination.

    • Elizabeth A. White

      April 3, 2012 - 7:02 PM

      Congrats yourself, Sabrina. The truth is the crime fiction community is amazingly awesome from top to bottom, and I really am humbled and honored just to be nominated.

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