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 2022-2023 Season opened with 2022 Spotted Owl Winner Warren Easley. Past Spotted Owl winners John Straley and Mike Lawson join us in November and January. Then in March, we’ll be chatting with Sherry Thomas, author of the Lady Sherlock series. May is still to be determined.

Bloody Thursdays will be continue to be hosted online with Zoom. Sign-up for our newsletter to get more details.