Congratulations to Melanie Robertson- King for her amazing achievement of third place finish in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll
I remember when the 2011 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll opened in early 2012 thinking to myself, next year my book could be in this. I even voiced those musings to my publisher. The year went on and I had my head down in edits and travel plans for my trip to the debut of my book, organizing my blog tour and the Preditors & Editors Poll totally vanished from my conscious thoughts.
Shortly after 2013 arrived, I got an e-mail saying that voting in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll would soon open, the length of times the polls would be open and that brought everything back to the fore. Waiting eagerly with bated breath for opening day, I was initially devastated because my book wasn’t there. But lo and behold, there was a spot at the bottom to write in your vote. With a huge sigh of relief, I added my book to the list and passed the word. Within days, I skyrocketed from oblivion into to second place, where I remained for most of the time. I dropped to third briefly before reclaiming second where I clung on gamely.
After the polls closed and the tallies were calculated, I found myself relegated to third place overall in my category. Initially, I was disappointed because I so wanted to bump the first place book out of that lofty position and claim it for myself, but then the more I thought about it, the more satisfied… no thrilled I was to finish where I did. After all, my book hadn’t been out an entire year (six months at the most) and some of these others quite possibly had been out longer so to wedge myself firmly into the top five was an achievement of epic (well maybe not quite) proportions.
The only regret I have about my achievement is that I couldn’t share it with my parents. But I know they’re smiling down on me, and chuffed to bits for me.
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A Shadow in the Past
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