Blog posts tagged in How to win a book award
The Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA) association presented their 21st Annual Book Awards on April 27th. I am ecstatic to report From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope won 1st Place in the memoir division and 1st Place for Cover/Design over all genres. This is the second 1st Place award in the memoir category – with From Tears to Triumph taking the Gold Medal in the national Illumination’s book contest in January of this year.
A few days after the NCPA awards ceremony, I prepared my notes and heart to speak at the Writer’s Network breakfast meeting with my topic being, “Five Things You Need to Know to Become an Award Winning Author.” To add flavor and extra value to my presentation, I asked one of the NCPA independent judges for insight into a judge’s mind when reading/critiquing and judging books. His response follows: