Reader Views Literature Award Finalist: The Swallow
Back in July 2016, I entered The Swallow into its first contest ever. Actually, I've never entered a contest for my writing before this because The Swallow is my debut novel.
Then yesterday, I opened my email and saw that Reader Views had picked all the finalists for each category. I clicked and scrolled wishing to see my book but figuring that I would get to the bottom and not see it.
Until I got to ROMANCE:
Words cannot express my shock and excitement! My family kept asking me why I was freaking out! I'm so delighted by this news, and despite all the positive reviews and encouragement from my readers, this is another step towards feeling like a legit author!
So now I have to wait two weeks to know if I've won 1st, 2nd, or Honorable mention. And I will gladly say, "it was just an honor to be nominated" as they do at the Oscars, despite totally wanting to win, but I will still be happy with any place!