Hey, guys. Guess what? I won something! I’m the grand prize winner of the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-published Book! For the first time since capturing the “how many candy corns are in this jar?” title in kindergarten, I’m a champion.
Shelf Unbound is a brilliant online publication featuring small press and independently published authors, reaching an audience of 125,000 readers around the world. There were around 800 entries for the competition, but somehow I came out on top.
I’m absolutely over the moon about it, not least because Margaret Brown, the editor of the magazine, has been absolutely amazing throughout the entire process, and has put in some overtime trying to get my work some publicity and attention from the big leagues. I’m incredibly indebted to her for her encouragement and effort. I also need to thank art director Lauren Crispin for the fantastic cover art, awesome feature, and beautiful full-page ad that will run for the next year.
Please take a moment to flip through the magazine and take a look at the other finalists and sign up for future issues, because I’m in really good company.
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me thus far in my authorly endeavors. Your comments, likes, follows, and cheerleading mean a lot to me, and I couldn’t do it without y’all. I’m going to take a few moments to bask in my happiness before getting back to work. Cheers!