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Poisoned Pen Press Celebrates Benjamin Franklin Award™ Nomination

The Rock Hole by Reavis Z. Wortham named finalist for the coveted national Benjamin Franklin Award ™

May 10, 2012 - PRLog --  
Scottsdale, AZ – Poisoned Pen Press is pleased to announce that The Rock Hole by Reavis Z. Wortham has been named one of three finalists for the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award™—Mystery/Suspense category. 

Named for America’s most cherished publisher, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ is a national juried awards program now in its 24th year. Sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Judges include librarians, book critics, retail and wholesale buyers, and other industry experts.


The 2012 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ will be presented during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 4, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.


The Rock Hole, the first release in the Red River Mystery Series, was chosen as one of the 12 best novels of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews and hailed as “a series to watch” by Publishers Weekly. Poisoned Pen Press will release Burrows, the second Red River Mystery by Reavis Z. Wortham, in July.


Jessica Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press commented, “We are thrilled to have The Rock Hole selected as one of three finalists for the coveted Benjamin Franklin Award. As an independent publisher, it is an honor to be recognized by the Benjamin Franklin Awards, an award that celebrates excellence in independent publishing. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Reavis Wortham and all of the other finalists.” 


A native of Texas, Reavis Z. Wortham is an award-winning writer and photographer, a humor editor and frequent contributor for Texas Fish and Game Magazine. Reavis writes on everything from fishing to deer hunting and his work has appeared in American Cowboy and Texas Sporting Journal. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife Shana live in Frisco, Texas. He is also the author of Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café. Visit Reavis Z. Wortham online at:  www.reaviszwortham.com


Founded in 1997, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the country’s leading independent mystery book publishers. Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world.  Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at: www.poisonedpenpress.com.

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com.

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