I have two novels that are eligible for awards this year:
Malefactor (War With No Name, Book 3)
Hugo Award for Best Series; Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel
The startling saga of Mort(e) concludes!
For the first time since the Colony began its campaign of genocide, the survivors of the War with No Name finally have a fleeting chance to achieve a lasting peace. For both the humans and the animals, the conflict has left deep scars, but it has also allowed both sides to demonstrate feats of courage and compassion that were never possible before the Change.
But many on both sides remain fixated on past violence, and are convinced that survival depends on reverting to the old days of bloodshed.
Skirmishes break out between various wolf clans and beaver gangs in and around the city of Hosanna, threatening to destroy the fragile peace between humans and animals, and housecat turned war hero Mort(e) plans a spectacular heist. Meanwhile, on board the ship the Vesuvius, the resourceful dog D’Arc and her crew find carcasses of enormous flying ants in the middle of the ocean, a sign that apocalyptic war may once again be at hand.
Spark and the Grand Sleuth
Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
An army of toys, a menacing threat, and a thrilling adventure collide in the high-stakes sequel to Spark and the League of Ursus.
Spark may be a cute and cuddly teddy bear, but she’s also a fierce protector. Weeks after rescuing her human owner—a budding young filmmaker named Loretta—from a hideous monster, everything seems to be returning to normal. But then Spark is summoned before the mysterious Grand Sleuth, the high council of teddy bears, who task her with a dangerous mission: locating the portal to the monster’s world.
During her daring quest, Spark discovers a terrible secret that changes everything. In order to keep Loretta and their whole town safe, she must enlist the help of her loyal toy friends and team up with an unexpected ally. As the menace grows, Spark realizes that Loretta has a hidden power that may be the key to saving them all . . .
This dark middle grade fantasy is perfect for fans of the Nightmares! series and Holly Black’s Doll Bones.