I plan a trophy shelf.

bbb-logoI though I’d just pop in and share some excitement with you.  The second Coorah Creek Novel – The Wild One has just won TWO US awards.

The Wild One was a finalist in the Book Buyers best Award, sponsored by the Orange Country Chapter of Romance Writers of America , in the category for a mainstream romance. I was thrilled to be on a shortlist – but just knew my category would be won by the fabulous book Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist.  After all, it won a RITA award this year.

Imagine then how thrilled I was to receive an email saying I’d won that category.

The Wild One then went on to the Top Pick contest,  against the winners of each category.  Here I was sitting alongside several fabulous authors including,  and this was a real thrill for me, Brenda Novak. She is a wonderful author and I just love her books.  I could hardly believe it when The Wild One was named the top pick for 2016. (And yes – I did get very misty indeed).

The official announcement - woo hoo!

The official announcement – woo hoo!

It’s a shame I wasn’t able to be in the US for that announcement, but I am hovering near the front door waiting for parcel delivery person. And my husband has been given a task for this weekend – to install a shelf in my office for the awards. Then , if I’m having a bad day when the words just don’t come , I can look up and be reminded of those readers who have supported me and loved my characters and their stories.

Thank you all.

The shelf will go just below the award won by Flight To Coorah Creek last year.

The shelf will go just below the award won by Flight To Coorah Creek last year.

 

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12 thoughts on “I plan a trophy shelf.

    • Thanks Veronica. I know we are not allowed to have a favourite book (just like we can’t have a favourite child) – but this particular book has a special spot in my heart. All the others do too, of course… but… 🙂

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