Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Writing Award and Chance To Win A Book

The 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.

7 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations! That's a beautiful award.

I have picked up books that have won awards that I might otherwise not have looked at.

S. Kim Henson said...

Just saw the list last night and noticed you had won. What an honor. Congratulations! I think I pay a bit more attention when an author wins an award, however, most of the time I'm looking for a book someone told me about so I'd buy it anyway.

Richard Mabry said...

Erica and Kim, thanks for your comments. Personally, I think a recommendation from a friend means more to me than an award--unless it's one I've won. : )

Jackie S. said...

Congrats! And thanks for chance to win your book! Have the others in Kindle to read and plan to do so soon! I signed up!
jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

Richard Mabry said...

Jackie (and all others who've signed up for the newsletter). Thanks so much. I promise not to bombard you with stuff--I usually send two or three email newsletters per year, max.

S. Kim Henson said...

Oh yeah, I signed up for the newsletter, although I think I already had. But it let me put in my info again. Love the opportunity to win your book. Thanks.

Carol J. Garvin said...

Congratulations, Richard! That's so exciting and must also be very validating!

I'm usually looking for a book by a favourite author, or one that's been recommended by a friend when I shop, but occasionally I see an award-winning book and will pick it up, too.