My book actually won! Forever Thirteen earned an Honorable Mention in the Young Adult section of the contest. That’s like 2nd place in its category! And the fact that they chose my book out of thousands of others is a pretty huge honor.
So to celebrate, I am continuing my sale for Kindle readers. You can download Forever Thirteen for only 99 cents for a limited time by visiting bit.ly/Forever13.
To learn more about the book, go here.
Here’s what the judge had to say about Forever Thirteen:
Judge’s Commentary, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards:
From the very first line to the very last page, I was captured by this well-penned story of love, loss, and friendship. What an amazing idea—a story about a young boy who died as he was on the precipice of coming of age—and he still gets to experience this and much more from beyond. I love this concept and while it is poignant yet heartbreaking, the author does a wonderful job throughout.
Another thing worth mentioning here is that this book is a continuation of a prior book or a subsequent book in a series. The author does a fantastic job of designing this story to be read as a standalone even if you haven’t read the prior novel. This is sometimes a tough thing to achieve and the author has done a great job here.
On the production side, this novel is beautifully crafted and well-designed. From the melancholy cover to the top-notch formatting and editing—this book scores big. Nice pacing with an even flow of both narrative and dialogue throughout. The author’s voice is spot on for the genre and intended audience.
Nice opening hooks which keep the reader engaged all the way through to the tear jerker of an epilogue. This book has it all. Well done.