In 2016 I entered my book Magick in The New Apple Book Awards for a couple of submissions that fit my book. My thought was maybe I might get a nice mention, and that would be a nice thing for my debut, mind you I had no thoughts of winning anything. As my lovely husband handsome says, you can’t win if you don’t play, so I threw my hat in the ring. I went ahead and put a note on my calendar for the winner announcement date and waited with everyone else, which meant I went about my daily life.
Several months later a notice came, that announcements would be delayed. It’s back on my radar. Hey, I submitted for this! That internal critic of mine starts mouthing off, that I wasted money in my submission, but it’s a good experience. Let’s see who wins and check out their books! I said this to my family that same day.
The next day at lunchtime, I sit down munching and scroll through my email on my phone. There is a message waiting for me, and it says…
Congratulations Magick is a solo medalist winner for the ebook category SciFi/Fantasy/Horror!
What?! Gasps and tears.
Is this a joke?
I re-read it, look at the sender’s email address. Yep, this is real!
No-one is around me except my dog, Finn. All I can do is cry my happy tears. How did this happen? Inner critic – Damn her, maybe no one entered that category? No. I refuse to believe that. This is a popular category, and there are a ton of books released every year by self-published authors! Wow! Just Wow. 2016 New Apple Book Awards.
I don’t want the celebration to end!
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For my fans and readers who already have read Magick – want a peek at Reign, Book II? Get a Sneak Peek here. I sent this out in my newsletter this month with the preface that my editor may or may not agree to have this as the start of Reign. I decided to take a step back and provide a little insight. [Spoiler alert – don’t read the sneak peek if you haven’t read Magick yet.]
Enjoy! I’m working to finish up and get Reign to the editor mid-April. I had a major plot change, and I’m so excited, because I didn’t see it coming, but I really like it and think you will too.