My First Literary Award!

Becoming an author is a journey filled with ‘firsts.’ First completed book, first rejection (generally followed by many, many more ), first acceptance, first contract, first published book, first review, first interview…

The list, it seems, is endless. And each of those firsts (except maybe the rejection!) suffuses you with an overwhelming joy and sense of accomplishment…you did it. You achieved publication, and people are reading your book (and some of them are even liking it!), and how could life possibly be any better?

Well, my friends, it just got better for me, because I have received my first literary award:

That’s right. I am the very proud recipient of the I Smell Sheep 2012 Boogity Boo Award for Best Response Taken Completely Out of Context. Isn’t it lovely? I’ve named him Al (not for any particular reason, he just looks like an Al to me) and he has a place of honour on a bookshelf in my office. 🙂

Oh, and my winning out-of-context response? “So THAT’S what the vibrating sheep were all about!” (If you’d like to see it in context, you can check out my interview with Sharon and Katie. ;))

Huge thanks again to Sharon and Katie for such a fun contest, and for the great prize. Al arrived with some sheep socks (which my DD immediately claimed as her own!), vampire fang candy, and another first for me — a moon pie (thanks, Katie!!). You’ll have to read the interview for that context, too! 😀





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5 responses to “My First Literary Award!”

  1. Sandy Coelho Avatar

    LOL he is fabulous! Congrats!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Isn’t he, though? 🙂

      Thanks, Sandy!

  2. Jyothsna Avatar

    Congratulations Linda! And wishes for many more..:)

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thank you so much, Jyothsna! 🙂

  3. Sharon Avatar

    Al is an excellent name! You were fun to interview, not every one plays well with us we hope you will include us in your next tour cause I can’t wait to read the next book!

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