I’ve written three novels. All three have received awards, and I’m extremely proud and humbled of those awards. But do awards mean anything to my readers?
There are millions of books on the market. What makes a book appeal to you? How do you know what to choose? I’ve been told word of mouth is the best way to find a good book. Does that work? I want to know how to make my books stand out and appeal to readers.
Contrary to the popular belief that writing a book will make one famous and rich, many writers will tell you that it is easier to win the lottery than to become a successful sensation in the book world. So, why do I write?
I write fiction. Fiction allows me to go on journeys that are not available to me in any other way. I can time travel, as I did in Never Waste Tears. I can find out who Julie really is, as I did in The Rocking Horse. I can help Nicki become stronger, as I did in Hush Girl. My characters become real to me.
I’m honored when I receive an award for my writing. Someone took a journey with me and liked it enough to give my writing merit. But does an award make a difference when someone is choosing one book out of the millions that are on the market today?
Please give me your thoughts and comments. When you take time to give me your opinion, it brightens my day and encourages me to go on another journey into the unknown.
I'm excited to be a semi-finalist for this cover contest. If you like the cover of my latest novel, please help me become a finalist. Click here to vote.
Pages full of words that readers will enjoy. Check out HUSH GIRL: It's Only a Dream.
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.