I’ve been sitting at this blank screen for hours trying to come up with a clever way to “say” what really boils down to just three words.
Oh. My. God.
There, that’s it. You would think as an author, I would have eloquent and fancy words – a beautifully scripted speech to announce my second book, The Awakening: Book One in the Sisters of Spirits Trilogy is a finalist in the Paranormal category of the 2014 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards.
To say that I’m incredibly humbled and honored – is an understatement. To see my name among women who sit gracefully on the shiny pedestals I’ve placed them on over the years – is truly surreal.
Congratulations to ALL the finalists!
When I started the Sisters of Spirits Trilogy – my first book, Sometime Yesterday, hadn’t been published yet. I still had no idea if people would like my writing or if I only had that one book in me. This small note was my starting point for The Awakening.
Sunny Skye, a psychic medium, is the head investigator and founder of Sisters of Spirits, a paranormal society dedicated to helping others understand what they can’t see. She is excellent at finding ghosts but finds it difficult to cope in the real world. When she meets Jordan, she is instantly attracted and completely unnerved by the personal demons she carries around with her.
Street tough Jordan Lawson molded herself into what she thinks an excellent cop should be. She trusts only two things: facts and herself. She believes only in the evil that mankind commits and she certainly doesn’t believe in ghosts, even when confronted by one.
When spiritualism and jaded skepticism collide, who backs down first?
I did something fun with a Pinterest Board right HERE 🙂
It was after this book was out that Jove Belle “introduced” herself to me and we became great friends 🙂 I also received the invitation to be a regular contributor here at Women and Words – Where I’m sure I drive Jove and Andi crazy.
I would also like to take this time to shout out to – Victoria Oldham – If it wasn’t her ability to learn “vonnie-speak” this book would still be just a note written on a scrap piece of paper. Thanks for walking me through the maze again Vic!
One of the most wonderful things about being published – is the readers. I have been consistently amazed, bedazzled, surprised, and touched – at how many letters and notes I have received.
To have the honor of being a finalist in the Paranormal category again this year is beyond anything I could have wished for when I started this journey.
Thank you so much for the recognition, congratulations, support, and encouragement that I receive on a daily basis.
SO – if you haven’t yet read The Awakening, a 2014 Golden Crown Literary Award finalist – Here’s your chance to start the series 🙂
Leave a comment below to enter the drawing for an eBook! If you HAVE read The Awakening already – Please tell your friends!
I’ll announce the winner Friday 🙂
Have a great week.
And for those readers who ARE caught up in the series – I’m still chained to the kitchen table while my computer is having fits 🙂
UPDATE MAY 2, 2014 Carolyn McBride is the winner! Please get in touch with me for your e-book! Yay!