Saturday, January 2, 2010

Preditors & Editors Readers Poll: Flank Hawk in the Running

The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll is up and running (until January 14th midnight)

Flank Hawk
has been nominated in the Best Fantasy/SF Novel for 2009 category!

My publisher nominated me as Best Author for 2009.

A crit partner entered the cover art for Flank Hawk in the Best Cover category.

I'd appreciate your vote for Flank Hawk (by Terry W. Ervin II, published by Gryphonwood Press). If there is another fantasy/sf novel published in 2009 you feel merits your vote, I am confident the author would appreciate your vote. If the novel is not there, you can write in and enter it.

I am not sure I fit the 'Best Author 2009' category, but if you read and enjoyed Flank Hawk, and my short stories and articles, and there isn't someone else you'd like to vote for, vote for me. It'd be nice to finish at least in the middle of the pack. :)

Of course, I think the Cover Art is awesome and worthy of your vote.

In addition, my publisher Gryphonwood Press is also running in the Best Print/Electronic Publisher category, and two fellow Gryphonwood authors (John Bailor and Jim Bernheimer) are entered in the Best Thriller Novel category.

The process is pretty easy. You click on your selection (work you're voting for), enter your name and email address and the verification--anti spam words. Then they send you an email to your account that you simply click on a verification line to verify your vote (and for them to help avoid repetitive voting and other such efforts). As in years past, Preditors & Editors dumps the email address etc. at the conclusion of the poll.

I know it'll take a few minutes, but I'd appreciate your support (in whichever categories you feel comfortable). While I may not win, I'd like to finish a respectable distance from the bottom.

Note: You can go back and vote for other categories as you see fit. You don't have to vote in every category at once (there are a lot of them-from those I listed to magazines, editors, forums and more) and certainly you don't have to vote in every category for your votes to count. Voting is open until/through January 14, 2010.

Spread the word if you see fit. Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks!


  1. Terry,

    Good luck in the Polls. Have more confidence in the being the Best Author 2009. Heck, someone has to be the best. Why not you?

  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence. You're right, someone has to be the best. We'll see who.