Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Welcome Surprise

On Friday, I received notification that my book that released last May, Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, has been awarded the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Publishing of Western Literature. This was welcome news.
I don't write books for awards. I write books for readers. But along the way if one of them receives an award, I recognize it as a blessing from God.
And I've gone back to the book I'm writing right now--Mary's Blessing, book two in my McKenna's Daughters series for Charisma House.
An award looks good on a resume, and I'm sure my Charisma House publicist to sell my upcoming books with them to bookstore buyers, but what impact do the awards have on readers?
As a reader, do you take note if a book or author has won an award?
Does it affect whether you buy the book, or not?
If you want to read the winning book, you can buy it or download it to a Kindle. If you buy a print book and want a signed copy, email me. I'll mail you a personally signed book plate to put in your book.


Jillian Kent said...

Congratulations Lena!
And I do take note when looking at books if they won an award, but it's not always my deciding factor. I'm thrilled for you!

Beth Shriver said...

Congrats, Lena!

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Yay Lena!
I guess an award may persuade me to look twice at a book. But then, I buy yours anyway. : )