Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Contest winner + Penny Tree nomination

The winner of December's contest for a copy of my upcoming novel plus a jazzy little compass was Caroline Tammets of Wisconsin. Don't forget to enter this month's contest. We're giving away the same package in Jan, Feb, Mar and April.

On another note, I just received some unexpected news that lets me swim with the big fish, at least for a little while! The Penny Tree has been nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers Choice Award for Best Women's Fiction.

I certainly don't expect to win (take a look at the novels and authors I'm up against below and you'll understand why) but the nomination is truly an honor and a great way to start the new year.

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

16 comments:

Victoria said...

I loved The Penny Tree! That fish bowl better make room for you in the future. Nice nomination.

kyla-dale said...

Holy Batman, that's an
impressive list! I'd be excited if I were you too. Penny Tree's a wonderful story that deserves
to be there.

Heidi the Hick said...

Don't sell yourself short...you wrote an engaging, humorous, and tear inducing book!

Ramona said...

The Penny Tree made me laugh, cry, and really think about things that weren't comfortable to think about.
From my personal POV, Loving Frank was beautifully written but otherwise sleep-inducingly dull dull dull. I have not read the others but you deserve to be on this list. How exciting!

Janet said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Chumplet said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations and just keep swimming.

Larramie said...

If that news doesn't call for a New Year's celebration, what does? I'm thrilled for you, Holly, but not surprised. You may consider yourself a little fish, but we all know better!

wordman17 said...

I just blew the foam off a tall cool glass of beer to salute yah on this cool news.

Adam said...

Congrats.
Good stuff!

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations on your nomination, Holly. I have faith that you'll win! ;*)

Melissa Marsh said...

Congratulations, Holly!

The Anti-Wife said...

Congratulations. That's fabulous news.

Nadine said...

Isn't this nice! Good for you.
The Penny Tree is in the very fish bowl it deserves to be in *smile*

Caroline Tammets said...

Now that you are in there
I hope Penny Tree wins and shake everyone up. Watch out fishies.

I was excited to win your contest! I cannot wait to receive my silver compass and a copy of your wonderful new novel!!
Thank you once again.

Trish Ryan said...

Congratulations--that's amazing!!! And well deserved. You can swim in this pond, don't you worry :)

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats and I'd say you have just as good a chance as any of the others. For what it is worth, I'm pulling for you.