I would like to announce that A Thousand Glass Flowers (US purchase link, UK below) has just won a silver medallion in the 2012 Readers’ Favourite Book Awards.
Initially, to gauge finalists, the submitted novels are read by volunteer reviewers. If a novel is fortunate enough to reach the finalist stage, professionals within the industry then take over and the novels are read by judges drawn from the fields of publishing, agencies, editors, professors of english literature and/or creative writing and so on. So the books are very heavily marked for their quality.
I’m thrilled to have become a medal winner and that A Thousand Glass Flowers (UK purchase link) will be promoted by Readers’ Favourites at the 2012 Miami Book Fair. Unfortunately Miami is a loooong way from Tasmania, Australia and I won’t be able to collect my medal personally at the presentation, but I am thrilled nevertheless.
Thank you to Finnian and Lalita and to all the ‘Others’ from the novel who charmed the judges. I’m grateful.
I have always maintained that if one is mortal, it pays to be immensely respectful of Others…
Wonderful news, Prue. I’m so pleased for you 😀
Isn’t it exciting, Kathryn? I am over the moon! Thanks for your kind words.
So pleased for you – well deserved. It’s so good to know so many readers are discerning!
Thank you, Jillian. it’s lovely to have praise from someone from Australia.
Congratulations ! What a wonderful news and so well deserved. I hope you take the chance to celebrate a bit and enjoy the lovely feedback from fans and professionals, even when you don’t have a chance to go to Miami. All the best to you and a gold medal from me, one of your fans ;o)
Christine, thank you. I always remember that it was RA that inspired Finnian in ATGF and how the RA fandom gave me quite an impetus. Pass my thanks on to all!
Now…how can we get Richard to read this book? 😉
Maybe Christine should suggest to her blog readers that they pass on the message to any other American fan who is contemplating visiting the set of “Black Sky” near Detroit, Michigan?
Don’t you just love long convoluted sentences? Sorry, it was in English, Christine – my school days are far behind me and my French and German are just not good enough for that!
Super idea, Kathryn! If only it makes it to paper-print in a hurry!
I remember when he read the miniature Gisborne that was written for http://www.bopress.miniaturebooks.com. It was a tremendous thrill when he wrote both Pat Sweet and myself a note from his family’s home in Leicestershire.
But in many ways, I’d rather Peter Jackson read Glass Flowers. Maybe RA can pass it on, 😉
Yes, yes, yes!
Congratulations a worthy medal for a much worthy book. :}
Thanks Cathryn, that’s lovely of you.
How wonderful! Conga Rats to you!
— Katharine Eliska Kimbriel (WordPress doesn’t want me to sign in as me!)
Thanks Katharine. Your message finally made it!
Major congrats, Prue! This is a significant honor–and well-deserved.
Anne, Thank you. I understand the Miami Book Fair is America’s answer to London and Frankfurt, so it’d be great to be there in person to accept the medal. However…
That is SUCH awesome news!!!! Congratulations! I’m really, really excited for you. Pity Miami such a long way away. Wouldn’t that have been cool! 🙂
Thanks Aimee. All those years of work paid off. Hurrah!
Absolutely delighted for you, Prue! This is so very much deserved.
Thank you, Giselle. Your comments are very much appreciated.
I’m just tickled pink about this, Mes!!!! Good things come to those who write about Others!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😀
NB, I love your enthusiasm and it’s made my excitement even more powerful. I might have to run round the block twice now!
And you are soooo not wrong about Others.
yeah yeah yeah – there is justice after all
Greg, I can hear you saying yeah, yeah, yeah with Beatles harmonics. it IS great, isn’t it, to think that and indie book can secure a medal from tough competition? And great for Australia too.