I'm so excited to announce that my second novel, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, is a 2013 National Indie Excellence Award Winner, one of four finalists in the fiction suspense category! As the Indie Excellence press release notes, "Not only has the number of entrants increased, but the excellence has risen to a whole new level. Advances in technology and the increase in sophistication of self-publishers has produced a bumper crop of books that stand proudly next those published by mainstream houses. This has created a challenge of unexpected magnitude for the contest judges."
"The National Indie Excellence Awards criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence. This award celebrates the highest achievements in small publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years." Yay!
Here is another reason I'm so excited! ALL THE DIFFERENCE was my first attempt writing suspense, even though I grew up as a huge fan of Jessica Fletcher (Murder She Wrote) and of course, Nancy Drew. I grew up imagining myself alongside these heroines, trying to figure out the mystery as it unfolded. If you're a fan of those types of stories, I hope you'll consider giving ALL THE DIFFERENCE a try.