Awards, Quotes and Reviews

Awards
Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award
3/20/1985

Rectangle Awards are given to Sigma Tau Delta Society members who have submitted original works in poetry, critical essay, short story, and personal/informal essay to The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle or The Sigma Tau Delta Review.

Richard Wright Award
2/20/2009

Carolyn Haines was the 2009 recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.

Harper Lee Award
9/14/2010

Carolyn Haines of Semmes has been named the 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year.  Haines received the award at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville on April 30 at the annual luncheon.

LOVEY AWARD
2/5/2011

The short story “The Sugar Cure”, featured in the Delta Blues anthology, was awarded Best Short Story at the Love is Murder Conference.

Reviewers’ Choice Award
4/7/2011

Carolyn Haines won in the Best Amateur Sleuth category for Bone Appetit at the RT Booklovers Convention’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

Gold Award
5/5/2011

The winning essay at the 22nd Annual Gamma Awards, A Mockingbird’s Call, originally ran in the Spring 2010 issue of Longleaf Style magazine.


Quotes and Reviews
“A WRITER OF EXCEPTIONAL TALENT. “

The Milwaukee Journal

“Wonderfully wise…infused with Southern charm. “

Publishers Weekly

“Carolyn Haines has done for the Delta what Janet Evanovich has done for New Jersey.”

The State

“Wickedly funny.  Devilishly clever.  Scintillatingly southern. Carolyn Haines is an author to die for.”

Carolyn Hart

“STEPHANIE PLUM MEETS THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD! NON-SOUTHERNERS WILL FIND THE MADCAP ADVENTURE AN INFORMATIVE PEEK INTO AN ALIEN CULTURE.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A FEISTIER SOUTHERN BELLE THAN SARAH BOOTH DELANEY YOU COULDN’T HOPE TO FIND.”

Rick Riordan

“FUNNY, INGENIOUS… AND DELIGHTFUL.”

Dallas Morning News

“BETTER THAN MINT JULEPS, BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE.”

Old Book Barn Gazette

“Light, breezy, and just plain fun. Call Haines the queen of cozies. “

Providence Journal-Bulletin

“The Mississippi delta in the summer heat is not all that’s steaming in Haines’s fourth outing featuring PI Sarah Booth Delaney, an atypical Southern belle who’s fiercely independent and outrageously witty. “

Publishers Weekly