I won't list all the names, but of special note to this blog is a zombie title on the list, an apocalypse title and a few familiar names.
* Superior Achievement in a First Novel:
Thom Erb (foreword by Joe McKinney) - Heaven, Hell, or Houston: A Zombie Thriller (Severed Press) - a Texas Ranger unknowingly heads towards two disasters - a monster-prison escapee who hears voices and a coming zombie virus.
* Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel:
Jennifer Brozek, Never Let Me Sleep (The Melissa Allen Trilogy Book 1) (Permuted Press) - Melissa Allen discovers everyone is dead and with only a voice on the phone, must stop what's happening before the monsters find her.
* Superior Achievement in Short Fiction:
John Palisano (author of Dust of the Dead) for his story, "Happy Joe's Rest Stop" in 18 Wheels of Horror: A Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors (Big Time Books) - 18 chilling tales of horror featuring highways and truckers, plus storms, monsters, and some undead, too.
* Superior Achievement in an Anthology:
* Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection: