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 2020-2021 Season opens on October 1st on Zoom with Robert Dugoni, the winner of the 2020 Spotted Owl Award. Our November speaker is Robert Donnelly, author of Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland. In 2021 we welcome authors S.A. Cosby, James DF Hannah, Chris Holm, and Katrina Niidas Holm, and Cara Black.

For 2020-2021, Bloody Thursdays will be hosted online with Zoom. Sign-up for our newsletter to get more details.