I received exciting news yesterday from my publisher Theytus Books. Over 2,400 independent authors and publishers participated in the 16th annual, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. My suspense thriller BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD won the Silver Medal for Canada-West -- Best Regional Fiction.
As authors, you write these stories because they have to be written, but you never think someone will actually give you an award for doing so. I'm beside myself with excitement.
Gold went to Angie Abdou for The Canterbury Trail, (Brindle & Glass Publishing Ltd.)
Bronze went to R. L. (Rod) Prendergast for Dinner with Lisa, (Dekko Publishing)
I'm proud to announce that two other Theytus Books also won:
Multicultural Fiction Adult
Gold: Midnight Sweatlodge, by Waubgeshig Rice
Canada-West – Best Regional Non-Fiction
Bronze: My Life with the Salmon, by Diane Jacobson
Yesterday began with a gracious Random Act of Kindness by dear blogger and friend
Carrie Butler. Carrie not only presented me with an act of kindness on her blog, she created my fabulous-looking new header, AND she even included links where readers could buy my books. Yes, Carrie rocks! Please stop by and check out her blog, which is full of tips, advice, knowledge and fun stuff.
Yesterday, after Carrie's Random Act of Kindness, things just kept getting better.
The Independent Publisher Book Award ceremonies take place on June 4th during the annual BookExpo America publishing conventions in NYC.
Conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books, the "IPPY" awards recognize excellence in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who "take chances and break new ground."
What an endorsement!
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Happy Birthday, Judi!