Jeff Mariotte Receives Stoker Nomination

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April 1, 2005, Douglas, AZ--Frequent comic book writer and former comic book executive Jeff Mariotte has been nominated for a Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association for his novel Witch Season: Fall. The novel, second in the Witch Season teen horror series, is nominated in the Work for Young Readers category.

The Witch Season quartet, published by Simon and Schuster, consists of the books Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. The fourth book, Spring, was released in March 2005. Mariotte was previously nominated for a Stoker Award for his comic book miniseries Desperadoes: Quiet of the Grave.

"It's a cliche but true--it's always an honor just to be nominated for something like this, especially in a year where my competition includes Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, and Steve Burt," Mariotte said. "Recognition by one's peers is part of the reason a writer sits down in front of the computer every morning. Or this writer, anyway."

Mariotte's current comic work includes a new Desperadoes miniseries, Banners of Gold, from IDW Publishing, and a post-TV series Angel miniseries, also from IDW. Before becoming a freelancer, Mariotte worked for IDW Publishing as Editor-in-Chief, and before that for WildStorm Productions as Senior Editor and VP/Marketing. He has published more than 25 novels, including licensed work based on Buffy and Angel, Star Trek, Charmed, and more, as well as originals such as the Witch Season books and The Slab. His comic book work includes original creations Desperadoes and Hazard, and issues of CSI, The Shield, CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations, Gen13, StormWatch, WildC.A.T.s, and many more. More information is at his official website, http:www.jeffmariotte.com.

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