We here at Clan HQ are thrilled beyond words!
Emilie Collyer has won the 2013 Clan Destine Press Cross-Genre Award
at the 20th annual Sisters in Crime Australia Scarlet Stiletto Awards.
This year she won for her story 'Service with a Smile'.
Emilie took out 'our' award last year as well, with a story that also won the Kill City Second Prize.
Emilie's work has appeared in publications including Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Cordite, Page Seventeen,Torpedo, and The Big Issue. She writes extensively for theatre, with over 15 works produced. Most recently her sci-fi play, The Good Girl, won the Best Emerging Writer Award at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival; and Dream Home was shortlisted for the 2013 Patrick White Award.
Emilie (left) accepts her award from publisher Lindy Cameron.
And yes, Lindy is wearing a very spiffy hat - as part of the 'frock up for Phryne' fun of the awards night.
Special guest presenter for the 20th anniversary of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards was the fabulous
Essie Davis - who plays Kerry Greenwood's sparkling creation Phryne Fisher in the TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Essie Davis (standing left), Emilie Collyer (standing 3rd left) and while we're naming names - another Clan Destine Press author Kylie Fox (one half of A.K. Wrox) (sitting right) won the Scarlet Stiletto Third Prize for 'A Lovely Face'; and brand new CDP author Sandi Wallace ((standing centre) won the Benn's Books Best Investigative Award for 'Silk Versus Sierra'.
All three stories plus - obviously - all the other winnings mystery tales are featured in the latest eBook from Clan Destine Press:
Left: Vikki Petraitis, Demet Divaroren & Emilie Collyer
Middle: Amanda Wrangles, Essie Davis & Kylie Fox
Right: Lindy Cameron, Essie Davis & Sandi Wallace