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Hell of a Woman

Cornelia wins the Shamus Award for best short story (Hungry Enough, from the A Hell of a Woman anthology)!

"The next time some jackass smirks and tells me that women can't write noir, I'm going to knock him upside the head with a copy of A Hell of a Woman. Megan Abbott, our leading Queenpin of crime, has assembled a powerhouse collection of noir by the best dames in the business. (And the stories by the dudes ain't half bad, either.) I've fallen hard for this antho, even though it's destined to clean out my savings account, sleep with my best friend and break my heart."
   —Duane Swierczynski, author of The Blonde and Severance Package (starred)

Listen to Cornelia read her story here.

Actor/Director/Screenwriter Peter Riegert options the film rights to A Field of Darkness


Cornelia is awarded a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts

Cornelia's first novel, A Field of Darkness, was nominated for the Edgar, Barry, Anthony, Gumshoe, RT Reviewers Choice, and Audie awards.