Well, that was a surprise! I just received word that Heartless is one of the finalists in the First Novel category of the Christy Awards. That is pretty exciting! A writer-friend told me that the Christys are CBA's version of the Oscars, so being a finalist is a big honor. That definitely caught me by surprise!
It will be interesting to see how Heartless compares to the other two books in its category . . . both of which look very interesting! Neither of which are YA fantasy/allegory. Hmmm. Well, best to both Gina Holmes and Rusty Whitener! Your work looks awesome, and it's great to be a finalist with you!
I think Rohan and I might just go to this event. It's in Atlanta, which isn't too far away. And it my first awards ceremony as an author, which is important and exciting! I'd get to meet other CBA novelists and see some of the folks from Bethany House as well. My Rohan is all for it, so . . .