Wednesday, June 1, 2011

IPPY Award for Isabeau and a Giveaway for The Crown in the Heather

I'm excited to announce that Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer, won the IPPY Silver Medal for Historical Fiction! There were over 4,000 total entries for this year's IPPYs (Independent Publisher Book Awards). Medals were given out on May 23rd in New York City. Unfortunately I couldn't be there, but I'm looking forward to receiving my 'bling' in the mail soon. This is a great honor, as it's the only contest that Isabeau has been entered in and there was a lot of competition, so it's had me floating on a cloud for weeks now. For anyone who's wondering - yes, there is a sequel to Isabeau in the works and, um, yeah, it just might answer some unresolved issues about the whole Isabella/Roger/Edward thing. *grin*

If you haven't yet snagged a copy of The Crown in the Heather, here's you chance to win one over at Historical Fiction Obsession. Just click here, follow her blog or tweet the link and leave a comment.

I first found out about Kimberly's review of The Crown in the Heather via Google Alerts (technology is a wonderful, wonderful thing). She also did a review for Isabeau. To say that I'm thrilled to have such an enthusiastic advocate for my work in a prolific book blogger like Kimberly is a GINORMOUS understatement.

If you've already read and enjoyed CITH, share the link or tell your friends. Meanwhile, I'm going into my writing cave because there are people waiting on me. Oh, the pressure!

Happy reading,
Gemi

5 comments:

Rebecca Lochlann said...

Big GRIN!

Shayne Parkinson said...

Huge congratulations, Gemi. It's wonderful to see your talent recognised with such a significant award.

N. Gemini Sasson said...

Thanks, guys! I certainly wasn't expecting anything, so was pretty darn excited to hear the news. Heck, I don't even enter raffles unless it's to donate to a cause, because I never win anything.

Lisa Yarde said...

Congrats again, Gemi, looking forward to that sequel.

Kelly Byrne said...

what an amazing honor, gemi! congratulations! richly deserved. :)