Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award for 2015 — Vera H-C Chan.
Winner Vera H-C Chan has worked in the world of newspapers, magazines and the Web, including nearly nine years as a senior editor and Web trends analyst at Yahoo! and currently as chief journalist/content strategist for Bing News. While her byline has appeared in hundreds of news, features and entertainment stories in print and online, Vera has labored on side literary projects. A lifelong lover of mysteries, she’s a fan of old-school authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton and Dashiell Hammett, Her entry for the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award features an unlikely and somewhat surly, female, Chinese-American “private investigator” who is tasked — thanks to her restaurateur father — to look into cases of seemingly wayward Asian-American children.
In addition to the Brenna Hom series, Vera — a black belt in a Korean martial art — is currently shopping a full-length humor novel based on a quiet and hapless tech writer who enters the world of martial arts, full of mischief, mayhem and machismo. She lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband and his long-lived parrot Hemingway, who tolerates her presence. You can find on twitter @fasttalkingd and the web http://verahcchan.com/.
About Eleanor Taylor Bland
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