Yes, it’s true. Dawn’s Reach is one of the finalists for the Whitney Award in the Adult Speculative Fiction Category. The Whitney Awards recognize the best in fiction by LDS authors each year. That is quite an honor. And, no, I’m not just saying that because it’s me being honored. Well, maybe just a little. I asked The Lovely Marianne if that means I can now call myself an award winning author. As all loyal companions do she brought me back to earth. “You haven’t actually won anything yet have you?”
“No,” I responded. “But I’ve been selected as a finalist. That’s got to mean something.”
“It does,” she said giving me a hug. “It means you are one step closer to winning an award.”
“But that doesn’t have the same ring to it as ‘Award Winning.” And here, to be totally frank, just a hint of whine edged into my voice.
“No,” TLM said, “but it has the advantage of being true.”
So, there you have it. I am now an author who might win an award, which, come to think of it, is no different than what I was yesterday. Still it has to mean something, right?
I love reading your posts! Can I understand Dawn’s Reach if I haven’t read Prospector’s Run?
Thanks, Laura Lee. You don’t have to read Prospector’s Run to get Dawn’s Reach, but the experience will be a little richer if you read the first book first. That said, you should treat yourself and read them both.