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Christopher Rice strips for selfie after losing award

Well, they say the best revenge is looking good.

Rice’s novel The Heavens Rise was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and the gay author took to Facebook to tell his followers that if he didn’t win for Superior Achievement in a Novel, he’d be stripping to get the attention he deserves.

“If I don’t win the Bram Stoker Award tonight expect mad shirtless selfie action in a desperate clawing bid for validation,” Rice wrote.

After failing to pick up the award, Rice stayed true to his word.

“A promise is a promise,” he wrote. “Since I didn’t win the Stoker tonight it’s time to start preparing my costume for Romantic Times in New Orleans next weekend.”

For more Rice, check out my interview with Christopher’s mom, Anne, when she was in Vancouver last year. We covered Catholicism, gender ambiguity and even whether she’s ever had a lesbian relationship: