Local author Kathryn Lane is 2017 Rone Award finalist

By: Sean Thompson
| Published 07/28/2017

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Kathryn Lane, author and creator of the popular Nikki Garcia Thriller series, recently announced she was selected as a finalist for the 2017 RONE Awards. Lane was originally nominated for the award for her debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin.

Reward of Novel Excellence award nomination is latest accolade for thriller novelist


The RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards are presented by InD’tale Magazine. The awards honor the very best books in the independent and small publishing industry. To achieve this award, a book must go through the most comprehensive process in the industry today: first the book must have received a four-star rating or higher to qualify as a nominee; second, the book is subjected to a public vote to achieve finalist status; third, finalists will be read by a panel of industry professionals consisting of editors, writers, professors, and other experts, and be judged on different criteria.

“I am looking forward to attending the annual RONE award gala event and ceremony later this year to learn the judges’ final decision,” said Lane from her office in The Woodlands, Texas. “To be named as a finalist is truly heartwarming, and is reenergizing me as I work on my newest novel.”

Lane’s novel Waking Up in Medellin is also currently a nominee for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™, a prestigious nationally based award, the Killer Nashville Readers’ Choice Award, and also recently was a winner of the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.

Waking Up in Medellin, published by Pen-L Publishing, is an award-winning mystery thriller and has earned an average Amazon.com customer review of 4.7 out of 5 stars, with readers praising the novel as “a fast-paced thriller with an edge-of-your-seat finish.” The second novel featuring the book’s heroine Nikki Garcia, Coyote Zone, is already being prepared for publication and a third novel has already been commenced by Lane. Lane is also enjoying accolades for her recently published anthology of short stories, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, published by Alamo Bay Press. For additional information, visit www.kathryn-lane.com. Lane lives in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob.

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