Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Huge Announcement

I'm not pregnant.

Now that we have that out of the way, friends, let me get to my huge announcement.
On Little Wings is a finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Out of 5,000 only three are left standing.
And of those three, two will fall.
I need your help to make sure On Little Wings soars.
Editors and experts picked three books they felt were fit to publish and they now let the public decide who will be published.
You can see the contest page here.

When I got the phone call I was right here:
I knew the winners were being called that morning, I knew my phone wouldn't ring and I drove to the middle of nowhere to sit in the warm air and count my blessings and have a long talk with myself about how being a writer doesn't define me. I was letting it go and telling myself it was okay to let it go. It was here that my cell phone rang. It was here that I reached down to the gravel road to steady myself. It was here that I started to cry and say incoherent things. Poor people at Amazon.
It is here that I felt so grateful for the people who have read, reviewed, supported and helped me forward. A million times, thank you.
And if I could ask one more favor:
Please make sure you vote!
Go to Amazon by clicking here: On Little Wings, (download your free excerpt if you've never read it) and cast your vote before May 30th.
As with all elections- please vote your conscience. (I will never know if you like the other books more and we will still be friends.)  :)
Thank you!!!!


  1. Hey, Congrats!!! That is huge. I love that you don't let being a writer define you, but your book was awesome. :) I think I'm confused on the voting thing. I'd love to vote for your book, but I'm not seeing where. Am I missing something?

  2. Thank you, Rebecca! This is huge. The voting page is running behind the announcement (of course) :)
    I will shout it from the rooftops when I get the working link. Thank you for your support! It means so much.

    1. Great. I was feeling technically challenged. I'll watch for the link. I really do wish you the best of luck. :)

  3. Link is here!!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_363150942_14?ie=UTF8&docId=1000802841&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1CQ11BQ0WB21P920WBSG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1369379442&pf_rd_i=332264011

  4. Wow. Let me say it again: Wow. This is fantastic news. I'm voting.

    1. Thank you Jamie. Maybe there's just something special about books and wings. ;)

    2. Exactly. I remember hearing about your book in January and was so excited about its title. My wife and I love the book. You deserve to win. Good luck!

  5. Congratulations!!! *confetti* I've voted for you already and will do what I can to spread the word. What a HAPPY DAY for you! Whoooooo!

    1. I totally forgot the confetti! Thanks for picking up my slack. I am busy and flustered and working hard and yes, very, very happy. Thank you so much!

  6. Regina,
    Got your message and saw this post. We're so happy for you! Way to go sister, we love you!

    luvs, aby & Jeff

  7. Regina, Congrats on your book. I voted on it, and look forward to reading it. I first saw this announcement on facebook from a mutual friend. Then I saw it on MMW, where I used to blog. Small world. I think I knew your family in Liberty.