2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition
by L. William Gibbons


A couple days ago, 3/13/13, I learned that my novel, The Fourth Marker, made it to the quarterfinals in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, one of 500 titles out of 10,000 original entries. My response surprised me.

I was gratified, of course, having my writing validated in an international competition. However, a month earlier, on Wednesday, 2/13/13, when I learned that my novel graduated from 10,000 entries to one of 2000 survivors for the second round, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for hours. Wondering if I had read correctly, I checked the online list again, and yet again, and found that, indeed, my novel was still on the list.

Why did I react that way? Simple. Click here
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