13 September 2020
The Detective Emilia Cruz police procedural series received the 2020 Poison Cup Award from CrimeMasters of America, the second year in a row that the series has been honored with the award. A peer award, the Poison Cup is a significant and coveted honor.
CrimeMasters of America seeks to elevate independent mystery authors and their work through Facebook Group activities and annual awards including:
- Poison Cup Award (Annual); Best Book and/or Series, Audio. Best support in editing, cover design, audio talent, graphic design.
- Masters Poison Cup (Annual) Most group support from a member. Most active member through sharing, mentoring, educating.
- Yorick Skull Award (Annual) Best First Book ( must be written and published/self-published the prior year of the award.