I have another book out. Nope didn't write this one, but I added a little heart and soul with illustrations.
Lizzie Lilac and the Left Socks, written by Cheri Chesley and K.C. Rose is in honor of all breast cancer survivors, warriors, and those they've left behind.
A few years ago, K.C. Rose and I got some devastating news: a sweet friend and mother had an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Since I had just launched my first novel into the world, I decided to donate all my royalties for a period of months to the family to help them fight this horrible invader. But it wasn’t enough—we knew we could do more. That’s where the concept of the Lizzie Lilac book was born. This book is not only dedicated to our friend (who is now cancer free!!) and her family, but also to all the families who struggle with this disease. K.C. and I make no profit from sharing this story—everything we raise will go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah to help them help others.
Thank you for being part of our fight.
Book blurb: Poor Lizzie Lilac. When one of her favorite socks goes missing, she is determined to find out where all the missing socks go. What she learns is definitely more than she expected.
If I write to impress authors, I will win awards. If I write for my readers, I will be successful.
I don't know much about the Whitney Awards except that we can dress up, eat good food, and I can hunt down amazing authors to get my picture with them and their autograph.
Today I got this email:
Congratulations! Your novel THE WATCHERS has received the required reader nominations to be considered an official nominee for the 2014 Whitney Awards, a literary award honoring excellence in fiction written by LDS authors."
I didn't advertise this to my readers because I didn't think it would even be considered. The writing/editing style called "Fast Flow" is so new.
Fast Flow is great for one days reads or for people who don't have a lot of time to read, but it might drive old school editors nuts, so I'm not sure what will happen. Maybe I will get the booby prize. HA!
It was still awesome that my readers thought enough to do this for me. Thank you everyone. This means as much to me as actually winning the award.