As an author, it is doubtless in my mind that each and every M/K writer out there
puts their heart and soul into their stories, works their fingers to the bone to produce
something that they can be proud of. Our finalists tonight are just a handful of the
hardworking authors in this fandom. Perhaps they are a few of the hardest working, for
their stories are of quality, and are most enjoyable. They have something that has
separated them from the rest in the minds of the readers. That something is unique in
every case, and I'm proud to honor such a wonderful group of widely talented authors
Courtney Gray began writing M/K fiction three years ago. Her first story, "How to
Throw a Curveball" was one of the many post-kiss stories written. But it stood out in the
minds of the readers, and she soon wrote a sequel. Not long after another story was
written, and a series was born. This year, she wrote the last story in the Curveball
series, putting a close to the storyline that began three long years ago. Her readers have
followed her faithfully along the way, and this year the series is a finalist in "Best
Series" category, and the fifth and final story in the series is a finalist in the "Best Romance"
Dr. Ruthless is the author of a countless number of stories. In the past few years
she's built up a huge body of work, and a loyal following. She's the author (or co-author)
of six M/K
series; the Booze Brothers series, the Alice in Wonderland series, the
Shelter from the Storm series, the Waterbed series, the Guilt Edged series,
and the Partnership series. She's written many, many standalones, but the number
of them is so great that I can't list them here. She also frequently collaborates with other
authors. She worked with Relentless on "Mindfield", with Niffusa on "Look Who's Talking- 69",
and with Niffusa and Frankie on "Sure, Fine, Whatever", all of which are finalists in this
Loren Q began her M/K career this year with the story, "Batesville". She's been
very busy, following her first story with several more, including "Yes, Alex", "A
Gentleman's Word", "Spam", and collaborating with Zoe Takashi on "Sleep and Tackle".
All the stories mentioned above are finalists in several LeK categories this year, making
Loren the most nominated author.
MJ Lee premiered as an M/K author with her very popular story, "Wild Justice".
The story has been widely read, and was a finalist in four Lisa e Krysa categories this
year. She's also written a sequel to "Wild Justice", called "Divine Retribution".
Phyre is a versatile M/K author, exploring diverse themes. From bittersweet ("His
Measure of Worth") to dark ("Words Left Unspoken"), all her stories have one thing in
common; the superb quality of the writing. She's written many popular stories, but is
probably best known for her work on the These Men of Honor series, which she wrote with
Rachel Lee Arlington. Phyre is a finalist in one other category this
year, for her story "Words Left Unspoken".
Ursula (aka Fan4Richie)
Ursula is an established M/K author with many stories under her belt. She has
dabbled in many genera; drama (the No Justice series), romance ("Perfect Partners",
"Snowheart, Melt for Me"), Alternate Universe ("Pulped", "Under the Greenwood
Tree"), and casefiles ("Windigo"). And we can't forget her alter-ego, Fan4Richie, who's
written many wildly popular humour stories ("Pulped", the Fairies series, "Silo-Land").
Ursula is a finalist in two other LeK categories this year, for her stories "Pulped" and
"Snowheart, Melt for Me".