Woo Hoo, that's me or rather what I'm feeling because....
FOR THE LOVE OF A SOLDIER is a finalist in the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest in the category for Best First Book.
So exciting! And an incredible honor.
I've been attending the New Jersey conference for years, and it is wonderful. Great workshops, speakers and a strong chapter. During their award ceremony, they read a passage from the books that final in each category. The woman who reads these excerpts has this magical, mellifluous voice that breathes life into these scenes. I swear, her readings alone sell the books. Hence, I vowed that one day -- if the fates aligned -- I wanted her to read a passage from my book.
So...ten years later, but hey, who's counting, I will get to hear her read my excerpt at the New Jersey Romance Writers Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, October 18-19, 2013.
I may be a finalist, but having that to look forward to makes me feel like a winner already.
Thank you, New Jersey Golden Heart judges for making my day!