Friday, May 10, 2013

First Novel Wins International Award!

I am thrilled to announce that my first book, a novel entitled Visions of You, has won an award at the 2013 Paris Book Festival!

When I opened my email and saw the winner’s list announcement, I thought, “Eh, why even bother to look?  I’m sure my name isn’t listed.”

Well, I couldn’t stand it so I looked anyway.  My next thought was, “Holy crap!”  There it was - number five on the honorable mentions list in the young adult category.  This may not seem like a big deal to some, but ask any writer and he/she will tell you, it's a big deal!     

Thank you to the Paris Book Festival for the nod of approval, it inspires me to keep going and a huge thank you to my sisters, mom, and the friends who read my first drafts and encouraged me to keep writing.  I love you guys!