Wow! What a way to start the new year! My book with Renee Gray-Wilburn, Grandparenting Through Obstacles, has just been named Nonfiction "Book of the Year" at The Book Club Network!
I asked many of you to vote and you really came through. I cannot thank you enough.
According to the announcement in Book Fun Magazine , our book received "28.67% of the votes. An overwhelming lead!" (Book Fun Magazine pages 66 - 67).
In an editorial page 4 by the manager Fred St. Laurent stated, "We actually had the largest voter turnout in our history! Interestingly more votes were cast for nonfiction books that for fiction books. As a result we plan on focusing on nonfiction books and authors more than we have in the past. Fiction will always be a part of what we do but nonfiction has our attention."
You did this. I (and we) asked you to go vote and you really responded. Thank you!
Pix-N-Pens recently published my newest nonfiction book, Prophecies Fulfilled in the Birth of Jesus. It was amazing to talk with readers at several book events I did in December who are hungry for this type of book. Fiction is great for entertaining and we definitely can teach through story, but there is a real hunger for solid nonfiction teaching, so I'm thrilled Fred at The Book Club Network is bringing attention to this.
Congratulations also to Jennifer Fromke with the second-place win in the Fiction "Book of the Year" with A Familiar Shore , published by Pix-N-Pens' sister publisher Write Integrity Press. I know many of you voted for Jennifer's book also, and we thank you so much for that. Turn back a page in the Book Fun Magazine to pages 64 - 65 to see the announcement for Jennifer's book.
Again, thank you so much for taking the time and effort to vote and help us gain this honor of The Book Club Network's Nonfiction "Book of the Year" award for Grandparenting Through Obstacles. You guys are awesome.
This month's "Butts About Writing" newsletter for January 2013 posted earlier today and so appears immediately below this post on the home page.