Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference concluded recently, and I received the good news that my most recent book, Lethal Remedy, received the Selah Award as best suspense novel. I'm thrilled and humbled by the honor, and wanted to share the news with those of you who follow this blog.
Then I began wondering what I could do to make the celebration even more special. That's when I decided to give away a copy of Lethal Remedy to one of my readers. But rather than choose from those who leave a comment, I'm going to open the field more widely and choose from those of you who've clicked the tab on the right side of this page that says "newsletters and stuff" (just noticed it, did you?) to receive my email newsletter. Since I only send two or three of these per year, all only one page and containing news I want to share, it's not a burdensome thing to sign up. And, if you change your mind, you can easily unsubscribe.
So there it is. If you already get the newsletter, you're in the contest. If not, click the link, enter your email address, and you have a chance to win a copy of Lethal Remedy. I'll announce the winner in a week or so.
Thanks to those who've already offered congratulations. My question to you is this: do you think awards are important? Has the fact that an author is "award-winning" ever influenced you to try his or her books? Let me know.