Photo Tuesday: “It’s a Major Award!”

I played with different surfaces as backdrops and decided to use my Bram Stoker Award as a subject.

The Stoker

The Bram Stoker Award statuette

I’ve always thought the Stoker was a cool award. It looks a lot more interesting sitting on a desk or bookshelf than a generic plaque does hanging on a wall.

I received this back in 2002 for works published in 2001. My first novel, Deadliest of the Species, came out that year, but went out of print shortly after. There have been some attempts in the meantime to get it out again, but the last two publishers to actually sign contracts never made it happen and have fallen out of touch.

There’s interest again. Maybe someday. In the meantime I plug away at new projects.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.


  1. If you retain the rights to Deadliest of the Species, why don’t you put out your own digital and print versions? No sense having it sit on your hard drive when it could be making you money.

    • Mike says:

      Not out of the realm of possibility. A big part of it right now is the time to format, etc. I did the short story as a test, and seeing it up for proper Kindle viewing without it going all crazy on the screen was a pain. Also, given it’s a first novel, I feel it would benefit an extra set of editorial eyes.

      I’m not completely ruling out self publishing. I have a few other things I might tackle in the future. But Deadliest is a little trickier.