I’m absolutely delighted to share the news that The Senator’s Daughter is a finalist at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for the romance category! Yay!
This is my first international accolade and I’m so pleased.
When a stranger contacted me directly on Goodreads with so much praise for the novel, and even suggesting that I put it up for an award, I was sceptical about it. Not because I didn’t believe in the quality of my story, but because I’ve read a lot of books with award tags on them that didn’t hit the mark for me.
I always think there’s something else these judges look for that I don’t quite understand.
I ruminated on this suggestion for a few weeks and decided to go for it in December. After entry, I simply forgot about it, not really hoping for much.
To my uttermost delight, I received a congratulatory email and a certificate pronouncing me as a 2019 finalist.
This is an amazing news for me, and a huge encouragement. It makes me feel positive about the decision I made in 2016 to start this journey of sharing my stories with the world.
It’s never too late!
Even though I didn’t win, being a self-published finalist with other international romance writers is a massive victory for me.
Thanks to Jess for encouraging me to just go for it, to my family and friends who have my back and most of all, to all my readers. You all rock!
God is good.
Click the link below for a comprehensive list of finalists and winners.