Friday, May 10, 2013
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!