I never win anything, well hardly ever, and it says something for my determined and optimistic nature that I keep entering things – like book award contests. So it was a huge surprise when a friend e-mailed me this morning to say Touching the Wire had won a GOLD medal in the Readers’ Favorite 2019 Book Awards.
It’s a hard book to read, the content graphic and harrowing, since it’s a story about the Holocaust, and readers either love it or hate it, so I wasn’t expecting an award. It’s particularly welcome as Readers’ Favorite isn’t a contest based on votes by friends and friends of friends, but is judged by a respected panel of judges and awarded points. Touching the Wire accrued enough points to be awarded gold – a high honour indeed.
There’s an award ceremony in Miami, to which I am invited, but living in the UK, feeling passionate about the ecological harm of flying, and being an introvert, I shall stay firmly on home soil.
I have ordered my gold medal and shall bask in the temporary glory of being able to call myself an ‘award-winning author’. Wow… never thought it would happen to me, and I dare say it wouldn’t have done but for the undying support and encouragement of my friends and family. Thank you, all.
http://mybook.to/TouchingtheWire A contemporary mystery wrapped up in an unspeakable truth. One woman’s search for the truth her grandfather couldn’t tell.