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The Ex Lottery is a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semi-Finalist
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The Ex Lottery Is A Finalist
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Thanks to the 49,000
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Shades of Gray – Free on Kindle from March 9-13

The Ex Lottery is a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semi-Finalist

The Ex Lottery is a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semi-Finalist in Romance. I’m excited to be among the group of authors competing for this award. The winners will be announced in November. I’ll keep you up-to-date….If I remember to blog. I admit, I’ve been a bit distracted—my first grandchild was born this summer. And she’s gorgeous, of course, and very distracting.

https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/2016-kindle-book-award-winners/

The Ex Lottery Is A Finalist

The Ex Lottery is a finalist in the New England Readers’ Choice Award Contest for long contemporary romance.  I was a little nervous sending my Southern girl protagonist to the North for a competition, but apparently, Tory won the readers’ hearts.  Actually, it may have been Tory’s adventures in Ireland that won their hearts. Whatever the reason, I was thrilled to receive an email from the contest coordinator congratulating me with the news that The Ex Lottery that was a finalist in this competition sponsored by the Romance Writers of America—New England Chapter.

Entering book contests can be stressful. I approach the stress by simply assuming that I will not win, but that I will learn something new from the judges that will make me a better writer. Like every author, I insert a little of my soul into every one of my books so having the stories judged is difficult. The strategy seems to have worked for me. The Ex Lottery won the first contest I ever entered—long before I finished editing the final draft—and was reviewed by a literary agent. I remember doing a little happy dance as I walked along the riverfront of Augusta—where I happened to be when I received the news. The Ex Lottery was also honored with a featured review in Kirkus Reviews magazine and given top ranks by judges in The Writer’s Digest contest. But this year’s New England contest is very special to me because readers are judging the initial round of the contest. If readers love my book, I know I am doing something right.

The winners of this New England contest will be announced on April 25th at a breakfast awards banquet during the 2015 NEC Conference entitled Let Your Imagination Take Flight in Burlington, MA. I wish I could attend, but I’ll be at another meeting in North Carolina. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I would love to win first place, but even if I don’t take first place, I feel I’ve already won by making it into the finals. Thanks New Englanders for loving a Southern girl protagonist who was unlucky in love, but lucky in numbers.

See a list of all the finalists at http://0092d63.netsolhost.com/blog1/.

Thanks to the 49,000

Forty-nine has been my favorite number since my brother began calling me 49. The reason? I was an awkward, skinny kid and weighed only 49 pounds for a ridiculously long time. For years, my big brother told anyone who would listen that I weighed only 49 pounds—long after I’d passed that threshold. He thought it was hilarious; I was mortified. With time, the number name became one of affection. I still sign my letters to him with a 49.

This weekend, 49,000 became my new favorite number—though I don’t think I’ll adopt it as my new name. In just five days, over 49,000 people downloaded my novel Shades of Gray, bumping it to Number One on the Amazon Best Sellers in free Kindle ebooks and Number One in paid Romantic Suspense ebooks.

Shades of Gray – Free on Kindle from March 9-13

Happy International Women’s Day! Hope it is a great day for women everywhere.

Like most of the world, I received virtual flowers on my Google page today. I wanted to join in the celebration, so I decided to offer my book for free on Kindle this weekend. Why should women have only one day of celebration?

So from March 9th through 13th, you and all your friends can read Shades of Gray for free on Kindle.

Enjoy!  And check the thumbs up button on Amazon if you like it.

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