Thanks so much to all of you who voted for my novel Grace Humiston and the Vanishing in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. The best part of the competition was finding out how many friends and well-wishers I have out there who are willing to rally to help me. The voting is over now, and the winner will be revealed at an awards dinner in Seattle on June 16. Amazon will fly me up there along with the other finalists.
This has been a wonderful ride, regardless of the outcome. I’ll let everybody know soon after the awards whether I won or not.
But, in reality, I have already won. Having you as my friends is better than a literary victory: it’s a life victory.