And the Winner Is…

I hate to brag. Seriously. But I guess it’s fair to let you know that my work has recently been recognized as not awful by people who are 1) not me, and 2) qualified to make that call.

My psychological thriller Uncle Kenny’s Other Secret Agenda was just named a Finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award. I’m pretty excited about this one. Nancy Pearl is a rock star librarian. (Yes, there are rock star librarians.) You may have heard her reviewing books on NPR’s Morning Edition, or read one of her bestselling books about—you guessed it—books. The winner will be announced at the Pacific Northwest WriWD_SPeBook_Awardsters Association conference on 7/30. Fingers crossed, but I’m already super happy about being a Finalist.

And this May my thriller PowerHouse won First Place in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards in the genre
category. The odd thing is that WD lumps all the genres together, so I was up against everything in Romance, Historical, SciFi, Horror, Humor, Humorous Horror, basically anything that wasn’t Literary/Mainstream. So that feels extra good.

To celebrate these acknowledgments, the Kindle versions of both books are marked down to ninety-nine cents through the end of September. Links above will get you to the paperback versions. Enjoy!

2 comments on “And the Winner Is…
  1. Sharon Roe says:

    WAY TO GO!!!
    So so happy to hear that PowerHouse is now published!!!!!
    The story has stuck with me all this time, since the days of critique group at the Everett library, and it’s a better than great story that can do that!
    Keeping my fingers crossed for the PNWA contest, but knowing it’s going to do well in every arena. Toasting you for all the hard work and never giving up on it! CHEERS!!

  2. Rick Frost says:

    Lawson! That’s awesome, Bro! Congrats!