Recently my book, The Blackstar Gambit was nominated in the Summer Indie Book Awards. I was overwhelmed that I was even nominated as it was the first of my work ever to be considered for any award. My expectations were low, I never expected to even get this far so for people to vote for me was just amazing. I am the type of person who hides under the radar most of the time. I’m not one for loudly proclaiming how brilliant my work is, I let others decide that. I much prefer to just write and hope people like my work enough to comment. Perhaps this has worked against me somewhat. In today’s market a writer has to be accessible and I try to be just that. I make my pages visible so everyone can see them, if a comment is placed or a message sent I endeavour to respond with a like or comment of my own as soon as possible. I always reply to messages and I join in on conversations on other pages or groups that I am a part of whenever possible. I have made friends this way with a few readers and other writers too. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for allowing me to be a part of this years awards and I congratulate all the winners and hope they go on to further success. Who knows, maybe next year I could be one of them.
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