Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Best Debut Novel

Well, it's official. As of July 30, Terra Soul officially became Realm Makers' Best Debut Novel (2016). I really wanted to attend the conference and awards dinner in Reno, but with the prior three weeks consumed by travel I just couldn't force myself to go one more place. Still, I'm blown away that literary professionals read my story and not only thought it was good but thought it was the best! I'm humbled, thrilled and looking forward to doing some more self-promotion. Weeee.


Speaking of self promotion, check out my contests page on my blog to participate in my latest giveaways in honor of this achievement.

Also, please note, I've reduced the price on all versions of Terra Soul, save those on Ingram Spark (which takes a month for price changes to go into effect). I'll be putting the electronic version on sale soon, as well, so watch for that if you're a Kindle user.

Now you'll pardon me but I have to go update my covers with a really awesome award seal and try to do a little writing on my next story.

~SJA



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Terra Soul Accolades


A few months ago, my friend Tammie suggested I submit Terra Soul for the Realm Makers' Debut Novel of the Year contest. I submitted without much thought of winning and promptly forgot all about it. So it was something of a surprise when I received the following email Sunday afternoon:



You are one of the Debut category finalists in the Realm Awards.
CONGRATULATIONS! Our judges think you're remarkable!

I'm letting you know ahead of time (because I wanted to be the one to tell you!), but PLEASE don't announce this to anyone just yet. I've written the blogpost and am sending it out right now. As soon as it's live, you can spread the news.

Again, congratulations. I'm celebrating with you. It was SO much fun to watch the results roll in.

You did well. Be proud.

Bethany Kaczmarek
Realm Makers Awards Director
Writer. Editor. Sojourner.
ACFW Editor of the Year finalist 2015
Gold member of the Christian Editor Connection
Author, Strains of Silence, Harbourlight 2017
www.bethanykaczmarek.com

Needless to say, I sat flummoxed in my daughters' room where we'd been playing. Then came the realization that industry professionals had read my novel, and not only liked it, but deemed it worthy of being one of three finalists. I am deeply humbled and wildly excited at the prospect of winning novel of the year. I may have to forgo my usual Pikes Peak Writer's con this year in order to attend the Realm Maker's conference, just in case.

If you're wanting to check out Bethany's blog post, you can find it right here! Wish me luck!

~SJA

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Order Terra Soul

It's been a long and arduous journey--probably longer than it needed to be, but I'm something of a perfectionist and I've never been down this particular road before--but Terra Soul is finally loose in the wild. You may order it The book is available in digital, audio, soft cover and hard cover on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Audible.com! I'm especially fond of the audio version.

If you do buy, please, leave a review. If you'd like a signed copy please contact me directly and I can send you a signed book plate for FREE!

In celebration I am also releasing my very own book trailer. Featuring art from Travis Mercer and music by Rachel Zyelstra, it has turned out exactly how I pictured. I hope it captures your imagination and encourages you to give Terra Soul a try. Tell me what you think and, please, share at will.