I hope you are doing well.
It’s finally time to reveal some news I’ve been sitting on.
I was nominated for the Book Author of the Year Award by the Black Only Awards a couple of months ago. I sat on this to give me time to verify their legitimacy as I had never heard of them.
My first thought was, what in the Indie BET awards is going on here? (I’m not in the business of being scammed, lol.)
It turns out that they’re legit. (And unlike BET they are black owned.) A little hood, but that’s alright! I’m from the south side of Chicago. These my people. No judgment here.
That said, I am excited at the opportunity to win a literary award. I don’t do it for the applause, but it is nice to be appreciated, and I thank whoever in the world who considered me for this and cast my name.
I am especially honored to end the year this way because of how the year started. I had an emergency surgery in February that took a long time to recover, and I am still healing. Also approaching is the second anniversary of my mom’s death (9/23). I needed this boost of encouragement.
How you start is not how you finish, that’s for sure! Keep striving, folks.
Now, here’s how to vote!
Visit the website at blackonlyawards.com.
Who Are You Voting For:
Book Author of the Year
Why You Think I Should Win
That’s it! Easy peasy.