I just heard from a fellow author, Steve LeBel – for whom I did some beta-reading and reviewing – that his book The Universe Builders won the Grand Prize in the 2015 Writer’s Digest book contest, beating out every book in eight different categories! Writer’s Digest will publish an interview with him in their May issue. Winning comes with other prizes, too, including a $3,000 cash award.
He began 2014 with an unpublished manuscript and went on to publish both an ebook and a print book that reached best seller status on Amazon in three categories. He attended lots of book signings and finished the year by winning the grand prize in a major book contest.
I’m not surprised, it was one of my favourite reads of 2014, and well-deserving of such an accolade.
Well done Steve, your success will inspire lots of other writers.
PS – can’t wait for book two!