Monday, 26 August 2013
Will I be calling myself an 'award winning author'?? Naaah!
....... only because I would feel a bit of a prat unless it was for something big and national, which is about as unlikely as Tyrion Lannister becoming King of Westeros (sadly, in both cases) - whaddya think??
Anyway, I've just switched on the laptop to the delightful news that I have won a category in the eFestival of Words 2013 - my book You Wish has won the 'Best Chick Lit/Women's Lit'!!
I've never thought of You Wish as chick lit - and there are certainly no mentions of cupcakes or madcap girls doing goofy things or dreamboat office bosses in it, though you might find a designer handbag or two - it's actually a tale of obsession, addiction and guilt, with the theme be careful what you wish for... but I would very much like to thank whoever nominated this book, and whoever decided that it should be a finalist, after which people could vote for it - it's a wonderful feeling, to think that people I don't even know chose my book for this.
Here's the article from the email I was just sent - nice to see some familiar names amongst the winners, too!
I would like to thank all the people who voted for it, and have bought and read it over the past 22 months, and who have reviewed it, on Amazon, Goodreads or book blogs, or anywhere else, because I've got so many really wonderful reviews for it. Thank you SO much - to think that even when I finished writing it I hadn't heard of self-publishing on Amazon KDP ... thank you my sister who sent me an article about John Locke!! I'll stop now before I decide to get a mocked-up photo of myself on a podium....
Here's the item in question, then...
And may I also raise a glass to Tyrion Lannister - you never know!!!