Monday, August 25, 2014

The Rollercoaster


So, as you know, I’ve been absent.  A lot.  Couldn’t be helped really. The past couple months have been a rollercoaster of highs and lows.  First, my dad passed away less than two weeks ago.  With his health as poor as it was, his passing was a blessing of sorts, but that doesn’t make it any easier, especially since we didn’t have the greatest relationship near the end.  He was a very difficult man.  But he’s my dad; I love him regardless, and I’m gonna miss him.  A lot.

But the bad was tempered with a bit of good. A few months ago, I mentioned that my debut, The Mistaken, had been nominated for four, then finaled for three, 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Well, turns out, yesterday, it WON two of those awards—Best Thriller & Best Audiobook!  I found this out not ten minutes before I picked up my father’s ashes.  I’d like to think there was some magic at work there.

But I wasn’t the only winner.  While you can watch the video presentation of all the winners here, and I had many other friends in nearly every single category, I would like to give a special shout out to my Blogger buddies who won or were runners-up:

Lisa Regan - Aberration - "I've Been Shyamalaned" Award (tied for Best Twist)

Michael J. Infinito Jr. - In Blog We Trust - "I've Been Shyamalaned" Award (tied for Best Twist) & - 12:19  - Runner-up Best Horror

Carrie Butler - Strength - Best New Adult & Best Series (Mark of Nexus)

Alex J. Cavanaugh - CassaStorm - Best Science Fiction

Cassie Mae - Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend - Runner-up The Harvey Award  

Congrats to every one of you fabulous authors! 

And now to wrap it all up, I decided to play filmmaker last week.  I put together a little book trailer for my second novel, Leverage, book 2 in The Mistaken Series. Take a looksee, and give it a thumbs up if you like it.  Thanks!




HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!



11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Again, I'm so sorry about your father. No matter what the circumstances, it's never easy.
Great job on the video! I feel so bad for Ty...
Congratulations on winning! And I won? Wow, completely missed that. Then again, I had other things on my mind this weekend...

JeffO said...

Life is such a mix of good and bad. Use the good to help us through the bad. I'm sorry about your father--losing a parent is such a difficult thing to deal with. On the other hand, congratulations on your victory, it was well deserved!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So very sorry for the loss of your dad. I know from experience there's nothing we can say to erase your hurt heart, but know we're here for you.

Congrats on the award!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congratulations, girl! You deserve this. So happy for you.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations to you and all the winners. Great job!

I am sorry about your father. Losing a parent is never easy. Wishing you and your family the best.

Nicole Pyles said...

What a roller coaster! Congrats on your win but I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. That's never easy at all, no matter the relationship. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for sure!

Liza said...

So sorry about your Dad. He was with you for your win. Don't doubt it.

Eva Gallant said...

Congratulations! Although I can't say I'm surprised you won....I read both books and loved them! And sorry about the loss of your Dad.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I'm certain there was magic involved in that. And I believe the hassles that keep us from getting along on earth, are gone in heaven. I'm sure whatever issues you two had, seemed petty from his new vantage point. Hugs and congrats!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the Roamin' Cat said...
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Nick Wilford said...

Hey, just checking in to say I just finished Leverage and thought it was incredible. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Losing a loved one has a massive impact even if you didn't always get on. Congrats on the award which is so well deserved. Hope you're doing well!