I'm thrilled to share today that, out of hundreds of nominees, Heretics(Stars Edge: Nel Bently 4) took home the silver medal in hard science fiction at this year's Global Book Awards! It's hard in this journey to remember why we do this, why we write, why we eviscerate our deepest thoughts before the masses. I've been in a tough slump, writing-wise. I think about Nel and her story a lot, but find it so hard to put those thoughts and feelings on to the page.
Days like this, however, when her darkest moments, my darkest moments, are seen and appreciated, make all the difference.
A huge thank you goes out to my wonderful readers, friends, the team of editors, designers, and marketers who make these moments possible. A special thanks, too, to Creative Edge for always having my back!
"The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written books." Check out their their thoughts on Smoke and Rain!