Friday, April 14, 2017

Life After the Undead Takes Home a Bronze

At the beginning of the month, I found out that my young adult zombie novel Life After the Undead had won bronze in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Books Awards. I was excited beyond belief.

Heck, I was excited when I found out it was a finalist in the competition.
I am elated and honored to be among the other winners of the award. I think the best part about the whole process was knowing that teens were the ones who read and judged my book. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fantastic when adults read my books also, and I would be happy if they gave me an award too, but it’s extra special when it comes from the intended audience.

Receiving this award is validating. It lets me know that what I’m doing is appreciated. It encourages me to continue to write—especially in the zombie genre. Writing about teens and zombies is something that truly makes me happy, and it’s nice to know that others enjoy it too.

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