Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Honorable Mention at the 2009 New York Book Festival!

I hadn't heard a peep about it...so I checked the website...and then I started screaming, I won...OMG...not the big prize, but honorable mention...wow, not bad for a last minute entry on a whim...not a bad showing for a little self-published piece of literary fiction by an unknown writer from Upstate New York!

Why blow me down...

Entry fee...$50.00

Winning an honorable mention...priceless...

Oh Happy Day!


Anonymous said...

this is totally awesome - just totally awesome!
wow! you gonna celebrate with some bubbly?

Pat said...

That is wonderful. I am very happy for you. You are my touchstone for looking at literature and life as integrated and seamless. Thanks.

Country Girl said...

I know I'm reading this late, but I'd like to extend my sincere congratulations to you on this honor. Hope you had a happy celebration!