Draca Wards Saga

Draca Wards Saga

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A book award and a bad review

Yay! This weekend I will be in Miami at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Awards! Familiar Origins has won an Honorable Mention award in the Fantasy Fiction category, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be able to attend the ceremony and meet other authors.


This will be my third award. Familiar Origins also won two first place Royal Dragonfly Awards in 2012.
Yeah, I know. They are crooked.
Yeah, I know. They are crooked.

It’s a great feeling to be recognized. Readers’ Favorite has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, so I realize this Honorable Mention could very well be a big thing. The book has not received mainstream attention, but so many readers love the story, and that really makes the long nights worthwhile. I also realize that Familiar Origins is not for everyone. Here is one reviewer who did not like the story at all:


However, There is a positive side. The reviewer liked my next two books much more, so it is easier to swallow the criticism.



And so I am off to prepare for my trip.


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