My novel has just been named a finalist in the Living Now Book Awards, in the category of Women’s Fiction. This is a new contest (last year was its first year; this is the first year they’ve accepted fiction) run by Independent Publisher, a literary review devoted to indie publishers. These awards recognize “lifestyle” books intended for the North American market that “enhance the quality of our lives” and help us to live better. (Click on the above link to see other finalists in other categories.) Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd, and awards will be given on May 25th at Book Expo America, held this year here in NYC.
May 25th at BEA is going to be a big day for me: in addition to this award, the winners of ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year Award will be announced as will the finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It’s going to be my first time attending a book expo and I’m really excited about it! Will def do a lot of live Tweeting from the expo!