Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Before I begin my Tuesday blog on Wednesday, I first want to thank the "passel" of talented authors who filled my entire February slate. I enjoyed the varied genres, shared stories, and romantic advice, and I hope you did, too. So, my hat (if I wore one) is off to all who signed up to be my guests to celebrate February's Love Fest.

With that said, I'd like to also extend my deepest appreciation to Love Romances Cafe for nominating Sparta Rose for the "Best 2009 Historical," and to those of you who believed in my work enough to vote and make me a winner. That's a feeling...sort of like giving birth, that you can't describe unless you've experienced it.

As I wrote before in a post to ask people to consider my book for their nod, I was knee-deep in Olympian fever. I couldn't help comparing what the athletes went through to what I experienced during the voting period and the announcement of the winner.

I wanted to win the "gold"...stand on the podium and be recognized for something I've worked hard to finish. I realized my competition was keen, and for a while, I tasted defeat because of all I'd been through with this book. BUT...that one reviewer who GOT my story, and all the readers who voted, made my dream a reality. I achieved a taste of victory and I loved it. that I've been an adult, accepted my honor and thanked those who bestowed it on me...there's just one more thing I HAVE to do. *Turning towards those who made my life hell over this book* and you know who you are.

*lol* The devil made me do it, and gave me the perfect image.

OH!!! I almost forgot. In honor of my "Win", I'll be drawing two names from those who comment and awarding free PDF copies of Sparta Rose. :)

6 comments: said...

It sounds like it has been a tough climb to the top, but you made it. Keep believing in yourself and others will follow. Congrats on your achievement
and for not backing down!

Maryann Miller said...

Congrats on winning the award for Sparta Rose. Sounds like a great read.

peggy said...

Congrats on your win.

Dale Jones said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Congratulations! and all those complimentary words. I am so happy for you.
I have missed you this month. Did I ever tell you that you could be the next Lewis Grizzard? Except that he was male and you are female.

Ginger Simpson said...

Congratulations Rhonda and Dale for being my winners. If you'll email me at miz ging @ gmail dot com with the email where you want your PDF sent, I'll get it off to you. Thanks all of you (four) for visiting and helping me celebrate.

MC Halliday said...

Congrats on such a huge achievement, Ginger! Well deserved!!

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