It may not be a Pulitzer, but The Reluctant Caregiver earned a gold medal at the 2018 Independent Publisher Awards.
I know my parents would be proud of me, though maybe not so thrilled about what I wrote about them.
The award was a pleasant surprise. I entered a handful of book contests after the publication of The Reluctant Caregiver last year. The Independent Publisher Awards, better knows as the IPPY’s, is well-known, having been around 22 years. The award ceremony will take place on May 29 in New York City and I’m going to fly up for the day to attend the ceremony and hopefully track down a few of my dad’s old haunts.
There are some people who feel these contests are a waste of time and money. I understand the concerns and some are valid, but I choose contests to enter where I would appreciate the prize, even if it isn’t money. For self-published authors like myself, every bit of promotion is worth, ahem, gold.
If you want to learn more about The Reluctant Caregiver, you can visit my website, joyjohnston.com.
2 responses to “The Reluctant Caregiver wins a gold medal”
What exciting news! Congratulations! I think it’s a great idea to enter contests. Have fun in New York. Share if you can. 🙂
Thanks, will do!