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“Magic” Wins Gold

September 19, 2017


The Last Great American Magic has won Gold in the “Tall Tale” category of the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards: L.C. Fiore is a master craftsman when it comes to characters and plot. Fast-paced and intriguing, the plot has many “Aha!” moments. The story begins with action and the evocation of powerful and interesting images: […]

“Magic” Takes Silver at IBPA

April 14, 2017


The Last Great American Magic has won Silver in the category of Historical Fiction at the 29th annual IBPA Ben Franklin Awards. Kudos to the winner, M.L. Becker, whose novel about a Civl War nurse, Iron O’Brian, took Gold. Congrats to all the finalists!

Green Gospel Longlisted for Crook’s Corner Book Prize

August 15, 2013


I’m thrilled that Green Gospel has been longlisted for the inaugural Crook’s Corner Book Prize. Judges selected 12 books from 68 submissions, and I find myself among some pretty heady company, including some insanely talented writers from North Carolina. Publisher’s Weekly carried the story.

GREEN GOSPEL Short-Listed for 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize

May 21, 2012


Another nice showing for Green Gospel, short-listed for the 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize. Fellow NC writer Liza Wieland was also a finalist.

GREEN GOSPEL Wins First Runner-Up in 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

May 14, 2012


Just found out that Green Gospel was named First Runner Up in the General Fiction category of the 2012 Eric Hoffer Awards! It’s really an honor, especially given that the winner was fellow North Carolinian Val Nieman and her amazing novel, Blood Clay. Here’s the link.

GREEN GOSPEL Named Finalist for First Horizon Award

April 16, 2012


My debut novel, Green Gospel, was named a Finalist for the 2012 First Horizon Award. To see a full list of finalists, click here. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for Books presents the First Horizon Award for superior work by debut authors (i.e the first published book of any type by the author). This […]

“The Pit” Wins First Place

February 28, 2012


My short play, “The Pit,” has won First Place in the Winston-Salem Writers’ 2012 Ten-Minute Play Contest. Richard Krawiec placed second with his play, “Disabilities,” and Ed Robson placed third with “The Price of Admission.” What an honor! All three finalists will be given staged readings and time for questions and discussions in front of a […]

2010 CPA Award

June 9, 2010


Bernadette McCarver Snyder and James Stephen Behrens’ A PLANET OF GRACE has won first place in the 2009 Catholic Press Association Award for Production and Design. From the CPA: “Magnificent is the only word we can use to describe the design and production of A Planet of Grace. Beautiful page design presents truly outstanding photography. […]

“Bangalore” wins honorary mention

May 18, 2010


My short story, “Bangalore,” won an honorary mention in the Common Review’s first annual Short Story Prize. You can read the winner in the current issue.

GREEN GOSPEL named finalist

November 3, 2008


My unpublished novel, GREEN GOSPEL, has been named a finalist in the 2007 Dana Awards. It was also named a semi-finalist in the 2008 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.