I’m a finalist!!! Holy Woowee!! (That’s not really the words I’m saying but I can’t just write beep, beep, beep-beep-beep!)
This has been a long time time coming. Most likely because in the first few years when I started to write, I had sent my manuscripts away for different contests and the results were demeaning, heart-breaking, a 3 glasses of wine to recuperate kind of outcome.
I decided then and there not to put myself through that kind of ridiculous pain again. So, I stayed away from contests. Until I met sweet Kiffer Brown at a convention and she talked me into putting my just-released book “Special Agent Francesca” in the Chanticleer Clue Awards.
After an evening enjoying her company and few glasses of liquid courage, I figured it out. Oh hell! Why not? By this time, I had a bit more faith in my craft, my books were selling well and the reviews were positive.
And look what has happened! I’m on a freakin’ short-list!!
I’m a winner even if I’m not the over-all winner. I’m stoked out of my mind ;-))) Maybe, I’ll be able to finally add the words – award-winning author to the rest of my credits.
How cool is that??
The CLUE AWARDS for Suspense/ Thriller Novels 2014 Official Finalist Listing
The CLUE Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Suspense/Thriller Novels. The CLUE Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.
We are pleased to announce the CLUE Awards Official Finalists List for 2014 Entries, otherwise known as the “Short List.” The Official Finalists Listing is comprised of entries that have passed the first three rounds of judging from the entire field of entrants. To pass the first three rounds of judging, more than sixty pages of the works below have been read and have deemed worthy by the CBR judges of continuing in competition for the CLUE FIRST IN CATEGORY positions and their prize packages.