Thursday, November 6, 2014
It's been an exciting year for Wind Chime Café! In addition to hitting the USA Today Bestseller List in May, the first story in my new contemporary romance series is now a multi-award winning novel!
In September, Wind Chime Café won the Gold Medal for Best Contemporary Romance in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.
In October, it won First Place in the 2014 International Digital Awards for Best Contemporary Romance, hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Also in October, it made the Top Five Finalist round for Best Romance in the 2014 Kindle Book Review Awards.
I am SO happy this book is resonating with readers the way I hoped it would. I love every book I've ever written, but this story holds a very special place in my heart. It is set in a small town similar to the one I grew up in on the Chesapeake Bay, and being able to bring this place and this community to life and have so many people receive it so well means the world to me. Thank you.
I have entered Wind Chime Café in a few more contests, so cross your fingers that the scores keep coming our way! In the meantime, I'm still working hard on Wind Chime Wedding. It's coming along really well, and I promise you're going to LOVE Becca and Colin's story as much as you loved Will and Annie's. Right now, I'm aiming to release Wind Chime Wedding in early 2015. As soon as I have a firm date, I'll let you know. :)