Awards News and Giveaways, Oh My!

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FDIS_newcoverForgive me my absence on the blog for the past couple of days. Part of it was a regularly scheduled maintenance outage as I updated some design elements on my site (more structural changes to come soon.) But the bigger part of it was because gathering my concentration lately has been a bit like herding a room full of kittens.

Because my debut novel, Five Days in Skye, double-finaled in RWA’s Rita Awards, in both the inspirational and first novel categories.

I finally understand that saying, “Knock me over with a feather.”

It would be kind of funny to say that this is a grudge match, but really, my fellow finalist is a writer whom I’ve liked and admired ever since I met her last year at ACFW — Elizabeth Byler Younts. She writes Amish historical, I write edgy contemporary, so it’s anyone’s guess how it’s going to shake out. I can say with no irony whatsoever that it’s an absolute honor to be nominated and it gave me a good excuse to attend the RWA national conference in San Antonio this coming July. Because who doesn’t want to take a trip to Texas in the hottest part of the summer, right?

Check out the full list of finalists here.

 Now, onto the other reminders: time is winding down on my two giveaways, which close this weekend. Don’t forget to check out all the eligible posts and entry methods by clicking on the images below. ***Contest is now closed***

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Thanks to everyone who has shown so much support to Five Days in Skye, as well as my wonderful guests on this blog! Happy weekend!

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