About the Spotted Owl Award

The Spotted Owl is chosen by a volunteer committee of Friends of Mystery members, and is announced in the spring of the year. Judging is currently underway for the this year’s award.

For a book to be considered for the Spotted Owl Award:

  • The author must have primary residence in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or the Province of British Columbia.
  • Mysteries are considered each spring for the previous full calendar year (January 1 – December 31).

Please send a complimentary reading copy to the Spotted Owl Committee at: PO Box 8251, Portland, Oregon, 97207. Also include bio or publicity information and an email contact address.

The contact person for the Spotted Owl Award is Jeannette Voss, jvoss@spiretech.com.

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2019-2020 Season opens on September 26, 2019 when we welcome Mike Lawson, winner of the 2019 Spotted Owl Award for House Witness. This year we’ll also be joined by authors Rene Denfeld in January and Cara Black in May. In November we welcome an author panel featuring Dana Haynes, Valerie Geary, and J.S. James. Our March guests will be announced soon.

For 2019-2020, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.