Book Awards for Indie Authors

I’ve been wanting to post about this for some time, but I haven’t had the time, until now. Just wanted to share a list of Book Awards where independent authors can submit their work. These are the ones I know of, there might be others, so feel free to add to the list in your comments. The not so good news about these awards is that you have to pay a fee to participate. So, I’ll just list them here, in no particular order.

1. Independent Publisher Book Awards

2. Next Generation Indie Book Awards

3. The National Indie Excellence Book Awards

4. Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

5. Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

6. San Francisco Book Festival

7. The Green Book Festival

8. New York Book Festival

9. Hollywood Book Festival

I have submitted my book, but I won’t say to which ones, so I’ll just leave you with the mailing promo I made and…

Good Luck to all!


You know you’re odd when…

It is a well known fact that I’ve been labeled as odd ever since I was born, apparently. I don’t know why, I think I’m pretty normal, but what is normal anyways? So, I’ve decided to list some things I do that are perfectly normal to me, yet a bit weird for the rest of the world…

1. I have 3 cats and they are treated like family. I talk to my cats and I believe they understand me.

2. I sing aloud or to myself when I’m alone. I have a radio in my office space and if a song I like starts playing, I may sing along. What’s wrong with that? I have that office to myself.

3. I get bored at parties and pubs. I feel like I’m wasting my time.

4. I read. I love literature.

5. I have rescued animals in need, (toads, iguanas, dogs, birds, cats, etc.).

6. I like theater plays and puppeteering. I also like independent and foreign films.

7. I don’t like beer or soda drinks, I only drink water or juice, but I do love red wine and whisky.

8. I like animated movies. I love claymation and computer animation too.

9. I use movie lines from “Top Secret,” “The Princess Bride,” “Burn After Reading,” and many Peter Sellers movies (among others) to reply to people. Of course, only very few ‘get it’ and I irremediably leave laughing out loud.

10. I observe people and I listen to them attentively when they talk to me.

11. I also observe nature and I am very intuitive. I see behavior patterns or details, in both people and in nature, that nobody else sees.

12. I write.

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