On Sunday morning, I learned that my novel, “Beneath the Mimosa Tree,” received a TOP 5 FINALIST AWARD for Contemporary Romance in the annual Readers Favorite contest. This is such a thrill for me, and I could hardly contain my excitement. My family can attest to it. When I read the email, we were in the car, and I think the sound of my scream startled my children, who at the time, were listening to their iPods.
“What is it?” they asked, eyes wide.
“I don’t believe it!” I said. “I placed in a contest.”
My husband’s hands remained steady as he kept the car on the road. It was a good thing he was driving.
Readers Favorite celebrates authors, both indpendent and published authors, and runs an annual contest. There were anywhere from about 50-70 entrants per category, and “Beneath the Mimosa Tree” is among the many finalists. To read more about it and see all the FINALISTS, click here.
Thank you to my faithful readers of Steph’s Scribe and to those readers of my novel. The awards for Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention will be awarded on September 1. Stay tuned.