Monday, April 28, 2014

I am an UtopYA 2014 Nominee....times three!

Something spectacular happened to me on Friday. Well, at first it wasn't so spectacular because I was sleeping and my phone blew up with texts and Facebook messages at around 7am...and I had to worked in a few hours. And if you know me at all, you know I am a bear and love my sleep. But once I started reading the messages...my tune completely changed.

I went from this

to this

in five seconds flat.

Why you ask? Because UtopYA nominees were announced and I found out that I WAS ONE OF THEM. And not just once...but three different times. UMMM. That was nothing I ever expected. It's seriously such an honor. I remember last year how exciting it was to just be in the same room as the nominees and seeing their names up on the big screen during the night. These were authors I looked up to so much and it was as if they were celebrities in my mind. And now to have MY name up there with some of these amazing woman...on a scale of just to can't - I just can't! I can't believe it. 

Promise Me This was nominated in the following categories
Contemporary Book of the Year
Best Contemporary Cover (HOLLA Okay. Creations & Chad Spann)
Best Debut Novel

How crazy is that? I really can't even put into word how I feel. Not only is this like a dream come true, but the outpour of love and support has just swept me off me feet. I knew I always had this sense of family with my friends, readers, fans, fellow authors, and bloggers - but this has been a downright outpouring of pure love and joy. This group of people who were excited for one another, lifting everyone up on their special day...it's what makes me so proud to be a part of the community. 

So I want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their excitement for me and congratulations to all my fellow nominees. It's an honor to be listed among you guys. 

Take a look at the nominees for 2014 UtopYA Awards and maybe cast your vote for some of your favorite authors, bloggers, and fans. 



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