Diana Belchase’s Triple Play–Three Daphne Nominations!

Festive and colorful fireworks display

Unassisted triple plays are rare in baseball—only 15 players can claim the accomplishment. In the writers’ world, unassisted triple plays are just as elusive. Today, I am proud to announce that K&T’s Diana Belchase has achieved an unassisted triple play—three nominations for the prestigious Daphne Award for excellence in mystery and suspense.

The Daphne Award, named after Daphne DuMaurier who wrote the iconic book Rebecca (“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”), is for published and unpublished authors of romantic and mainstream suspense, mystery, and thrillers. The unpublished division finalists were announced this week. Diana was nominated for:

Historical Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for At Midnight

Inspirational Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for His Brother’s Child

Mainstream Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for By the Skin of Her Teeth

Not only is Diana a talented writer across multiple genres, she is also a skilled storyteller across multimedia. In addition to her fiction writing, Diana produces author interviews on her YouTube channel, writes a regular current affairs column for Montgomery County Media, blogs at DianaBelchase.com and Sisters of Suspenseand is producing an upcoming cable TV show featuring author interviews.

Since I can’t share excerpts from Diana’s nominated stories, I thought I’d share three of my favorite Diana Belchase interviews that show how special she is and what a wonderful sense of fun she has.

Celebrating Earth Day with Shannon Baker: Aliens, Polygamists, and Hopi, Oh My!

To Sir with Love, An Evening with ER Braithwaite

Congratulations to Diana and all the Daphne finalists! The winners will be announced in July in New York City. We have our fingers crossed for another unassisted triple play by the super talented Diana Belchase!

Diana Belchase

About Krista Hall

Author of RWA Golden Heart ® Award for BROKEN PLACES

Posted on May 1, 2015, in Author Spotlight, Celebration, Diana Belchase and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Oh my goodness, Krista, I cannot tell you how touched I was to see this. Thank you so much. There are tears in my eyes.

    • We are so proud of you, Diana! I cannot wait for the day when I get to read all these amazing novels you’ve written. In the meantime, I love watching those terrific author interviews and all your other interesting projects. You are a 21st century Renaissance woman! I’m glad you liked the post 🙂

  2. Congratulations Diana! So well deserved! I’m so proud of you!

  3. I am so proud of you, Diana!!! I can’t wait to see you win in THREE categories!!!!!

  4. I am stupefied at how hard it is to get ANY recognition in the Daphne, so my hands are bowing in an “I’m not worthy” motion at this accomplishment. CONGRATULATIONS, Diana, and SO deserved for your patience and perseverance!

    Sharon and I are soooo sneaking in to watch the winners announced after DBC. You’ll know we’re there by our shrill screaming, that will no doubt bring the Marriott Security running. (No worries, Sharon, leave it to me, I’ve talked myself out of Security encounters before.)

    Fingers crossed Diana, we’re all supporting you!

  5. Huge congrats, Diana!! We are all so proud of you!!!

  6. I second what Sarah said. Diana I’m so impressed and proud and happy for you!

  7. I am so thrilled for you! Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you.

  8. Reblogged this on Sharon Wray and commented:

    A huge congratulations to my dear friend and Golden Heart sister Diana Belchase for her TRIPLE final in the Daphne du Maurier Contest for mystery and suspense romance writers. I am so excited for her and can’t wait to hold her hand on awards night!

  9. Diana, I am SO excited for you!!! This is so well-deserved!!! You go, girl!!! I’m only sorry I won’t be there to see you on your big night, but I’ll be thinking of you, my dear!!!

    Sending big hugs, Kieran

  10. Congratulations Diana! I’m so happy to see you get this well-deserved recognition. I’m nominating you for a fourth award, the all around great friend award! Can’t wait to see you in New York and I will definitely be cheering you on! Please excuse my tardiness. Travel kept me out of the loop!

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