So, hey, I’m a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for my as-yet-unpublished novel, Letting Go: me and 249 others in the General Fiction category (starting field: 5,000)! Now reviewers over at Publishers’ Weekly are reading the quarter-finalists’ full manuscripts and on April 26th, they’ll post reviews (eek!) and tell us who’s going through to the next round — 50 semi-finalists in General Fiction. Once again, I believe this will be my last round, but having those PW reviews will be invaluable as I move forward with revising the novel.

I’ve been waiting and waiting for Amazon to post the novel excerpts so I could point you all there when I gave you the news, but Amazon has just been saying they’ll be posted “shortly” since Tuesday, so you can go to the main contest page and see my name on a PDF instead, if you really want to! I’ll be back with a link as soon as I have it.