Following closely on the heels of the lovely five star review for Agnil and the Centaur’s Secret from Readers’ Favorite, I received another email from them yesterday giving me a gentle nudge to check my author page on their web site.
“We noticed that you have not logged in to your Author’s Area yet to read our September 1st contest update which explains how your book did in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest. It is our pleasure to inform you that your book did place in the contest.”
I’d entered the contest towards the end of last year and promptly put it to the back of my mind, where it remained buried under the untidy heap of my busy life.
I eventually managed to login and discovered that The Rise of Agnil, book 1 of the Agnil’s Worlds series, had won the Bronze award in its category, Children’s Fantasy/Sci-fi.
The 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.
Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.
In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host a respected award contest which features entries from new authors to NYT best-sellers, as well as celebrities like Jim Carrey and Henry Winkler.
Sadly, I won’t be taking a hop, skip and a jump over to Miami for the awards’ ceremony in November (A pair of elf wings might have helped me!) but I hope to be celebrating at home with a glass of something bubbly sometime soon.