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2023 Alice B Medal Winners

New 2023 Winners!

Georgia Beers (2023 Medal Winner) is an award-winning author who has written more than thirty novels of sapphic romance. She resides in a cute little townhouse in upstate New York with a cat, a dog, and a wide array of houseplants. When not writing, she searches for a good scary movie, explores the worlds of wine, cocktails, and tea, and pictures various faces on the heavy bag when she boxes. She is currently hard at work on her next book. To find out more about Georgia’s work, please visit her website.

Abigail Padgett (2023 Medal Winner) is the author of fourteen novels and two anthologies of mystery and magical realist short fiction. Her books have been published in five countries beyond the U.S. and one became a movie in France. Abbie is the winner of Agatha and McCavity awards for fiction, holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Missouri and Washington University in St. Louis, and has taught creative writing at the University of California San Diego and Harvard University. She is mother to an adult child who lives with a chronic psychiatric disability, the impetus behind her stigma-busting six-title Bo Bradley mystery series in which the savvy sleuth, not the repugnant villain, has the psychiatric disorder. Abbie’s work, always laced with wry humor, invariably celebrates “characters of difference” like bipolar Bo Bradley and desert-rat lesbian social psychologist Blue McCarron. To find out more about Abbie’s work, please check out her Wikipedia page.

Lee Winter (2023 Medal Winner) is an award-winning veteran newspaper journalist who has lived in almost every Australian state, covering courts, crime, news, features, and humour writing. She is now a full-time author and part-time editor. Lee is a 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalist and Golden Crown Literary Society Award winner (The Red Files) and a 2016 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Requiem for Immortals.which also won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award and a Bronze in the mainstream 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards for E-book Mystery/Thriller. In 2018, Shattered won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award for sci-fi/fantasy, and Hotel Queens took out a Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Romantic Blend in 2021. Lee lives in Australia with her long-time girlfriend, where she spends much time ruminating on her garden, weird native wildlife, and shiny, new gadgets. To find out more about Lee’s work, please visit her website.

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