The Darkness Rolling Wins Wordcraft Circle Thriller Award

The Darkness Rolling by Win Blevins and Meredith Blevins

Authors Win and Meredith Blevins were recently awarded the Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers of the Year award for fiction in the thriller genre for their novel The Darkness Rolling.

The 2015 winners were selected from an open nomination process and awarded by a panel of Wordcraft Circle members, scholars, writers, and storytellers. Awardees will be honored on the evening of December 5th at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of the Returning the Gift gathering.

The Darkness Rolling, published by Forge Books in June 2015, follows Seaman Yazzie Goldman who returns to his family’s trading post in Monument Valley to find that not much — and everything — had changed in his reservation. A thrilling, heart-pounding read of family, adventure, romance, and vengeance, The Darkness Rolling is the first in an evocative historical mystery series by award-winning authors Win and Meredith Blevins. Its sequel, Stealing Fire, will release in June 2016.

The author of more than thirty novels, Win Blevins’s previous accolades include two Spur Awards, the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement, two Wordcraft Circle’s Writer of the Year awards, and induction into the Western Writers Hall of Fame. Meredith Blevins is a mystery novelist and award-winning travel writer, best known for The Hummingbird Wizard, Long and Winding Road, and Red Hot Empress. Together, the husband and wife duo has written The Darkness Rolling and Moonlight Water, a novel of self-discovery set in a Native American reservation.

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