Finalist | Short Stories | 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards
Am I allowed to be a little excited for a moment?
I was thrilled to learn on Friday that The Postcard and Other Short Stories & Poetry received recognition as a FINALIST in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards! This is the fourth time my books have placed in this contest, and on behalf of all indie authors out there, I want to thank organizations such as NIEA for hosting contests where our writing can be reviewed and showcased. Indie authors are tireless little bunnies out here writing and publishing our own stories, and I couldn’t be more pleased to hear this news! Thank you, NIEA, for this honor.
I’m back in action this summer writing my fifth work of fiction, and I’m hoping to have that completed by summer.
But guess what I’m most excited about, people? Finishing the novel will require me to go back to St. Michaels, Maryland, to shoot my cover and get this thing together, and I love going to St. Michaels!!! So, while I continue to work diligently to bring this book to a close, there are some perks that come along with it.
In the meantime, I’m going to spend the rest of the weekend being deliriously happy for a few moments for The Postcard. Years and years of my writings were put into that little book, which also required me to unleash my years of locked away poetry on you. It took a lot for me to muster up the courage to publish the poems, as I find poetry to be such a personal art form, and I selected my top favorites for that book.
I hope you’ll pick up a copy and help those of us who are indie authors get noticed. It’s a daily struggle, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m not a person who is afraid of some hard work, and I know there’s more of it on the way if I want to continue being an independent author and publisher.