I can’t believe I forgot to post this: the award I received at the InD’Scribe conference!
So you know how The Trouble With Dying finalled in InD’Tale’s RONE Awards (Suspense category) this year? Well, it didn’t win. <sobs> But . . . it got First Honourable Mention! OMG! As in, second! Yay! <shrieks> <happy dances>
It was exciting for my latest novel to receive such high praise. It was surreal to actually be at the event (in Palm Springs, USA) for its announcement.
Here it is!
It’s been a busy couple of months for me. In August I went to the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Melbourne, Australia. Then September saw me in Palm Springs, California for the InD’Scribe conference. There was an author signing room at both conferences, so I spent the lead-up to both events neck-deep in designing giveaway items.
A sample of the promo items I gave readers.
There is soooooo much more to being a writer than the actual writing. I thought I knew that already, but every year the learning curve just keeps getting steeper! Turns out it helps to have some quick’n’dirty graphic design skills. And it’s handy to have research skills for finding the cheapest and best-quality promo gadgets.