So, this morning started like any other Monday! I woke up and went through my morning routine. I have a “day job,” I have a husband and three school-aged children. My mornings are typically packed to the gills, but I always check my email to make sure I don’t miss anything important. And this morning, I found the post by Evernight Publishing’s Marketing Queen, Sandra Pesso, that indicated that I, Jessica Jayne, was a semi-finalist in the First Annual Readers’ Choice Awards! And in two categories! What, you ask? I know! I couldn’t believe it either. I’ve been nominated as Favorite Author and Best HEA (Happily Ever After) for my story In Flames. You can cast your vote for these categories (and hopefully me 🙂 ), as well as many others here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EvernightAwardsFinalVote
For almost a year, I worked on a story entitled In Flames. I LOVED the characters in this story and had worked with them for a long time… much longer than a lot of my stories take. But something about Gracelyn and Matt made me want to get their story right. I submitted the story to several beta readers… people I trusted to be honest with me about their story. I got feedback, both helpful and encouraging. I submitted the story to several publishers and had a couple offers to publish In Flames. But I decided to go with Evernight Publishing. They had an amazing set of authors already on their list. Their sales were good. And when I asked around to other Evernight authors, there was nothing but good feedback on them. And I’m so glad I made that decision. Thank you Evernight Publishing for giving my little story a chance! And thank you to all my readers that fell in love with Matt and Gracelyn and voted for them (and me) in the Readers’ Choice Awards! I’m so humbled and grateful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!