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WINNING THE LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD

Updated: Sep 7

Los Angeles. Hmmm . . . movie industry, bright lights, famous actors, wannabes and scriptwriters . . . There's something about LA that made this award particularly special. And c'mon, no author writes a book without thinking about how it might look as a movie and who might play those parts: Especially romance (Ryan Gosling? Please, pretty please).


Suffice to say, winning the Los Angeles book award felt a bit like an Olympic gold medal.


The book was judged by a panel of publishing industry experts (and boy would I like to meet the Los Angeles versions of those people!) and they looked at the following:

  1. General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.

  2. The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

If you watch the video below, you'll see that the book that came second after mine had a fascinating title: "Here we go Loop de Loop". I was so interested in that as a romance title that I decided to take a look. Turns out the guy who wrote it, William Jack Sibley, has won numerous Lambda awards, had articles published in loads of magazines and has written an off-broadway play!


I can't quite believe The Refusal won against writers of this calibre. Excuse me whilst I go and lie down for a couple of seconds.



You can see the full Los Angeles awards list here.


You can find out more information about The Refusal here and buy it here.


Lots of love,


Eve


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