So, I started the day by digging myself out of the Blizzard we in the Chicago area had. All before 7 am, I did it and got myself down the mile it takes me to get to my real job. (My job that allows me to pay my bills hence why I call it my real job.) I was already exhausted then.
Consider my frustration as the day continued as busy as it started so I was unable to monitor for the announcement of the Morris Award winner from the ALA. And I had now read and reviewed all these fine 5 books!! I felt invested in who the winner could be!!
I have no idea why I felt so compelled to continue on this quest to find out who won. I really don't. I mean, in my opinion, all authors are winners. Cliche much, right? But seriously, they completed a book and published it. People read it. Isn't that a success? Now yes, it is better when thousands of people read the book and you actually make a bunch of coin on your book rather than having a couple read it and you made enough to buy a cone from McDonalds.
Now, rest assured, I have no desire to be an author. Writing in my blog, which is more like a diary for me now, is enough for me. I seriously am not clever enough to write things more than what I am doing. This is something I made my peace with a while ago.
But I just looked up the winner and I could not be happier for the winner. You definitely had a book unlike the ones I had read. I consider myself very lucky to have read your book and congratulate you whole-heartedly.
And to the rest of you, your books were the highlight to my start of 2015. I really am thrilled for each of you and wish you all the very best of success. And if you by chance come through this way again, I will definitely look forward to meeting you. Amazing job each of you!
And the winner is . . . Gabi, A Girl In Pieces!