Folks, I don't know how to tell you everything that went right at the Florida Writers Association 13th annual conference, (Floridawriters.net) but at least three things happened (among all the others) that stand out for me.
FIRST: Evangeline's Miracle won FIRST place in the Mystery category of the Royal Palm Literary Awards!!! Which confirmed for me that I did the right thing in revising and having EM edited professionally two years ago. EM was a finalist in 2012 but did not even place. I reworked it, re-entered it this year and it WON. I made the investment both in time and money and it paid off. Satisfying to say the least!
|Rachel, me, Nicolette, Mallory (with Vic DiGenti lurking behind!)
|With the lovely Marie Bostwick