The 2017 Raven Award

Tonight (April 27, 2017) is the night that I’ve been waiting for ever since this was announced . . .

The Raven Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing. Dru Ann Love will receive the 2017 Raven Award.

Dru Ann Love is owner/editor of dru’s book musings (, a blog where characters give a glimpse into a day in their life, as well as her musings. Her musings also appear in Crimespree Magazine. She is also a guest blogger at the Stiletto Gang. Dru Ann is an avid reader, writes poetry, quilts, and loves attending reader/fan conventions. Dru Ann’s blog was nominated for a 2015 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work. She also serves on the Bouchercon standing committee.

When told that she would receive the Raven Award, Love said, “I’m so thrilled and honored to be awarded the Raven. The mystery community is like a big family and I’m so proud that they have embraced me with open arms. Thanks to the nominating committee for selecting me and a big thanks to the authors—without them, this would not be possible.”

I’m deeply honored to be awarded this prize and I look forward to sharing this evening with you. Photos to follow after the event.

The evening starts with a gathering for the nominees followed by the cocktail hour and then the banquet. Then it’s off to the Malice Domestic Convention. A busy weekend for me and I’m loving it.

38 responses to “The 2017 Raven Award

  1. Many congratulations for a well-deserved honor!

  2. Big congratulations — you deserve this!!!

  3. Well done, Dru. Always thoughtful reviews and great giveaways. Generous people should be rewarded.

  4. Wish I was there, but will be applauding you from home, Dru! So happy for you!

  5. Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉

  6. Laurien Berenson

    Congratulations Dru! Well deserved.

  7. Celia Fowler

    I’m so glad you’re receiving this wonderful and very well-deserved award! Have a great time tonight, and safe travels to Malice tomorrow!

  8. Congratulations!

  9. Hooray! Hooray! I’m so proud for you!

  10. Congratulations and have a great time at the conference!

  11. Love love love! See you in DC (where I just landed)

  12. Congrats Dru!

  13. Katherine Hall Page

    Wish I could be there! So well deserved. Congratulations!

  14. Lisa Q. Mathews

    Huge congrats, Dru!!!!

  15. Enjoy your special night! Congratulations!

  16. No one deserves this award more than you. Congratulations Dru!

  17. Grace Koshida

    Congratulations, Dru Ann! Enjoy the Edgar festivities and the weekend at Malice!!

  18. Congratulations!!! I am so happy that all your hard work has been recognized.

  19. Congratulations! Hope you have a wonderful time at the Awards!

  20. Congratulations, I am so excited for you! I can’t think of anyone who deserves this honor more. Looking forward to seeing you at Malice!

  21. Congratulations! That is so cool!!! (cue the confetti!)

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  24. That’s AMAZING!! Congratulations!!

  25. Wow! Wonderful!! Super!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  26. Lynn E. Bisset

    Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! You have worked so hard and you are so deserving! Enjoy!

  27. Hooray for Dru! I think it’s wonderful and very well deserved!

  28. congratulations, it is well deserved.

  29. So happy for you and so proud of you! Well earned and well deserved!

  30. Wonderful news. Mega congratulations.

  31. Mary Jane H.

    How wonderful! Congratulations Dru.

  32. You GO girl! So proud of you and so well deserved!! Have a grand weekend~

  33. Yay, Dru!!!!!!! I’m thrilled for you! Congratulations!!!!!!

  34. Congratulations — well deserved!

  35. Marilyn Watson

    How wonderful…Congratulations…

  36. Congratulations, Dru! So deserved and so wonderful