I write because life is better for me when I write than when I don't.
I write because stories keep me up at night unless I give them voice on the page.
I write because characters nag me until I tell their story.
I don't write just to sell books, though it's awesome when people honor me by spending their hard-earned bucks on my wares.
I don't write to win awards, but it's pretty freakin' cool when I do.
And today I learned that H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath was awarded the Silver in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards! Here's the new shiny badge for H.A.L.F.:
Yay! I especially appreciate this award because teens (my target audience) were part of the judging. It means a lot to me to know that they appreciated the story. Hopefully they'll enjoy the second book in the series, The Makers, just as much.
Thank you to all my readers, fans, family and friends who support me in so many ways on my writing journey. I appreciate each and every one of you.