It’s not easy to distinguish one book from the other 600,000 titles published each year. That’s why I was so delighted to learn my young adult novel, The Twelfth of Never, has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion.
The medallion is a stamp of approval from a global group of readers dedicated to bringing attention to the best independently published books. Selection for the award must be unanimous, and follows a comprehensive list of criteria, including plot, characters, dialogue, writing style, copy editing, and cover/interior layout.
And I love this note included in the judging criteria, according to the IndieBRAG website: “One final factor our readers use to judge a book is whether or not they would recommend it to their best friend.”
The recognition and validation of my work comes at an emotionally critical – and lonely – time for me. I’m working on final revisions to my next young adult novel, scheduled for release in the fall.
B.R.A.G. (Book Readers Appreciation Group) awards the medallion to just ten percent of the books submitted for consideration, so I’m incredibly excited and honored to be included in the community of B.R.A.G. Medallion honorees!