Reviews, Awards and Anthologies, Oh My!

As summer begins to come to a close, I am surprised by how busy I still am. In fact, I’ll admit I feel a bit overwhelmed.

Now, you may be asking, why? The weather is going to get cooler. You won’t be doing outside events. Why would you feel so overwhelmed?

Well, let’s just summarize the past couple of weeks:

I read and reviewed Rachel Caine’s Sword and Pen, the latest book in her The Great Library young adult series for New York Journal of Books.

The Rite of Wands was a Top 10 Finalist in the Author Academy Awards. You can still vote for my book in the Fantasy category up till October 24th. On October 25th, I will be driving down to Columbus, OH to compete for the win and attend the amazing Igniting Souls Conference.

Today, I learned my short story, which is a mesh of #DoctorWho and #StarTrekVoyager, was accepted into the Unknown Realms anthology from Fiction-Atlas Press, coming out on October 28th.

And I’m also involved in a BIG secret project, which is so big, I am not even allowed to talk about it yet publicly. Phew!

Find out what my GR8Blog author friends have in store for this First Friday.

Sandra Bennett

Julie Gorges

Cat Micheals

James Milson

Rebecca Lyndsey

Julie Schooler

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Mount Morris Resident, Mackenzie Flohr’s Book, “The Rite of Wands,” Nominated for Global Award

Flohr is up against 9 worldwide authors in the “Fantasy” category of the prestigious Author Academy Awards

FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 26, 2019 — MOUNT MORRIS, MI—The Rite of Wands, written by Mount Morris resident, Mackenzie Flohr, has been nominated for a 2019 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

Mackenzie’s book is up for an award in the Fantasy category, which tells the tale of Mierta McKinnon, a young wizard.

“Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up for an Author Academy Award,” said Kary Oberbrunner, founder of Author Academy Elite and the Author Academy Awards. “Our goal is to help further connect this global community of authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention.”

Book two in the series, The Rite of Abnegation, is currently slated for an April 2020 release.

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