Sooooo, I submitted my manuscript to the Royal Palm Literary Awards contest because the judges give wonderful feedback on what they like and what they see needs improvement.
The Compass Crimes series overlaps a few categories, so I entered it in two–Mystery or Crime and Thriller or Suspense.
East of Evil is a semi-finalist in the unpublished Mystery or Crime AND Thriller or Suspense categories.
This may seem like a small thing in the big scheme of life, but I am embracing it because I really needed good news.
My mother–my most devoted fan–passed away last week. Calling family and friends to tell them is soul-crushing. All have been kind.
My best friend and an uncle and aunt are traveling from afar to spend the weekend, which will be healing.
Thank you to everyone on social media, at church, and elsewhere for your kindness.