I’m honored to announce Hush Girl: It’s Only a Dream has been awarded recognition by the Kansas Authors Club with the 2017 J. Donald Coffin award.
I would like to thank Mrs. Bertha Coffin for making this award available to KAC members in honor of her late husband.
Medallion – a medal – an award for excellence or achievement.
I am honored to be the recipient of an indieBRAG Medallion for Hush Girl: It’s Only a Dream.
I was recently at a Local Author Day event, where one author said to another, “I just want people to read my book.” It’s what authors desire. It’s why we spend our time trying to get that one paragraph just right – why we re-write and re-write again and again.
When we are recognized for having done a good job, it makes it all worth our time and effort. indieBRAG has given me the honor of a Medallion for two of my books. They bring readers and authors together by assuring their readers that the recipients of an indieBRAG Medallion meet their criteria to be an enjoyable, well-written read.
Check out indieBRAG’s website for a list of self or independently published books that have been judged by their global reader team. www.bragmedallion.com
I received a Kirkus Review for Never Waste Tears today. Check it out here.
I've enrolled The Rocking Horse in a KDP countdown promotion.
It will be available for 99 cents until 7/14/17.
Get it here.
A big thank you to all of my readers who have taken the time to put a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Authors love reviews. We are constantly seeking them – asking for you to give us a bit of your time and opinions.
Reviews help us with the promotion of our books. But more importantly, they also connect us with our readers. We find out what our readers like and dislike about our writing. It helps us improve.
Have you recently read a book that touched you in some way? Please consider giving the author your opinion. Yes, we do care what you think. And we thank you.
Thank you, Nancy.
See Nancy's review of my latest book HUSH GIRL: It's Only a Dream here.
For me – the best thing about self-publishing is – I get to own it.
For me – the worst thing about self-publishing is – I get to own it.
My latest novel, Hush Girl: It’s Only a Dream, has given me both – the best and the worst.
The best – has come from all of those who have told me they didn’t want to put my book down once they started reading. The worst – has been the discovery that Hush Girl has an abundance of proofreading errors.
I blundered in editing Hush Girl. One or two goofs are acceptable, but there are more than a few. Therefore, I’m currently updating Hush Girl. I will be feasting on a large slice of humble pie, while I correct many of the errors I missed.
Should I have edited my own work, or had it professional edited? I don’t know. I’ve done both. The Rocking Horse was my first novel. It was professionally edited. Even though it won an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest 20th Annual Book Awards and received great reviews, I still received criticism for its editing. So, I edited Never Waste Tears myself. I never heard the same editing criticism. It received an indie B.R.A.G. Medallion and was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review competition.
I don’t like to make mistakes any more than the next person. But, I am trying to use this one as a big learning opportunity. I loved telling Nicki’s story and many of those who’ve read it said they loved it too. I will bring her back after I make the needed corrections. I’m sure I’ll never catch all of the mistakes, but Hush Girl will continue to be all mine, and I will own it.
Please take time on this Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.
To celebrate the release of my latest novel, HUSH GIRL: It's Only a Dream, I'm participating in a giveaway.
Here's a chance for you to win one of two 8" Kindle Fire Tablets or one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. Just click on the link to enter the reader giveaways at The Kindle Book Review. It's easy & fun. If you love reading, enter now; giveaway ends May 29th. Click here to enter.