I’m totally thrilled with the nominations for The AMB Ovation Awards (The Angie). All of the categories are busting at the seams with nominees and deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 20th, 2013.
My staff is ecstatic about the nominations and they’ve enjoyed reading the reasons behind each submission. I must admit, I prayed that readers would respond positively to a new literary award but I’m SO happy that romance readers want their favorite authors to be recognized for their efforts.
Now, I know there are other awards that may carry more publishing notoriety like the RITA, the Emma, etc but I believe creating a platform to acknowledge the efforts of my literary colleagues only increases awareness of the growth of the Multicultural/Interracial/African-American romance genres. A reader-based award has merit; it will remind the writers their fans appreciate their efforts.
What a magnificent summer and thank you so much for making the AMB Ovation Awards (The Angie) nomination process a joyful one. I’ve made a promise to myself that if God blessed The Angie Awards with a large number of nominations, I’ll host it again next year. Well, He did his part so I’ll continue the reader-based awards next year. Yay!!
Please stay tuned to learn the names of the finalists. It will be an online celebration on Thursday, August 22th, 2013.
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