I just received the wonderful news that my children’s book, Runaway Smile, was selected as a ‘Children’s Fiction’ Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.
The book is still in the running for the Outstanding ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category Winner, so keep ’em crossed. The category winners will be announced on August 15th. If I win, you’ll probably hear me shout the news from the rooftops. If not, I’ll just quietly hope you’ll forget all about it.
They also sent me a really cool Finalist badge, which I’m so printing out and sticking to the fridge.
And if you haven’t read Runaway Smile, I mean, come on! It’s free to read now, but won’t be forever! Unless, of course, you’d rather buy it on Amazon and support my writing
Congrats, Nicholas! @v@ <3
Thank you so much, Viv! Special thanks for sharing 🙂
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Well done Nicholas, congratulations! It’s a gorgeous story, so I’m not surprised it’s a finalist 🙂 Now fingers crossed and waiting for the final result. Hope all is well with you xx
Thank you so much! Believe me, I’m crossing, fingers, toes, noses, ears… 🙂
Oh WOW! Congrats, Nicholas! Sorry I saw this late, because of my holiday. I bet you’re bursting at the seams now, the day is drawing near! I am crossing my fingers for you, YAY!!!
Lol – that’s so sweet of you; thank you! 😀
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I’ve believed in this book all along. Congratulations, Nicholas!
Congratulations, Nicholas, that is fantastic 😀
Thank you so much! 🙂
In Alonissos with crappy internet, but I bore the ten-minute wait to come here and give you my congratulations on a much deserved distinction. Can’t share as the share buttons don’t show, but I hope you get my wishes at least. Great news!
Aw, that’s so sweet of you! Thank you 🙂
Hope you’re having a great time!
Great stuff, Nicholas, delighted for you! Another accolade for this wonderful book!
Aw, thank you so much, darling! Ali’s silver tongue seems to be contagious 😉
Thank you so much, Shehanne! 🙂
Seriously good news!!
Fantastic news, many congratulations Nicholas and wishing you ever success 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Congrats Nicholas! Now that’s exciting news! Keeping my fingers crossed…..
Thanks! Me too 😀
Thank you so much! 🙂
Congrats, Nicholas! Best of luck!
Thank you so much, Michelle 🙂
Congrats Nick! The best of luck to you, but I’m sure you won’t need it!
Aw, who’s the silver tongue now? 😀
Let me add yet another whoopee, way to go, congratulations, great job!
Your whoopee, way to go, congratulations and, great job is much appreciated 😀
Congratulations, Nicholas. That’s awesome news 😀
Indeed it is! Thank you 😀
Thank you so much, Gigi 🙂
Congratulations! How wonderful on the book. It’s such a cute read.
My condolences to Dimitris for the loss of his mom. A bitter sweet time, it seems.
Thank you, D. I haven’t told him yet. I may do so in a couple of hours, when we meet at the funeral. Or I’ll wait for a better opportunity.
I’m sure you’ll have a sense of the right time. We all become so much more than just colleagues, don’t we? That’s what I love about this writing community.
Couldn’t agree more. Of course, in Dimitris’ case, we were friends long before we started working together (since I was 12) 🙂
That’s a long time! How wonderful 🙂
Huge congrats, and well deserved! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. (I can’t seem to comment on your blog because my wordpress account has changed.)
Slán go fóill, Jennifer Jensen
Author: Through the Shimmer of Time Blog: Reading, Writing & Real Life
Huh, I’m glad you seem to have managed to comment after all. And thanks! 🙂
Way to go – that’s so awesome 🙂
Thanks! I’m pretty psyched about it myself 😀
Congratulations and hope you can shout on the 15th
Lol – thanks, John 😀
Thank you! 🙂
Nicholas, congratulations on all awards! Yay, Whoot for Runaway Smile. I’ve got and love it! Want to see that winner badge on the frig! So sorry for Dimitris’s loss. Please pass on my condolences. Loss of both parents so very hard. Christine (Chryssa)
Thank you, Christine! I will pass on your condolences 🙂
Congratulations! That’s great news. 🙂
Thank you so much, Richard 🙂
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Big congrats to Nicholas for ‘Runaway Smile’ being an IAN Book of the Year Finalist.
That’s super! Congrats ! I look forward to reading it 🙂
Yay – a new reader 😀
What a fun story with such a creative tone….I’m glad in the end, the little boy found his smile in the most loving way of all! Cheers to you!
Aw, thank you so much for reading, and for the kind words 🙂
No pressure at all, but if you even find yourself around Amazon’s review page… 😉
Absolutely ! I’d be glad to write a review:))
*huge hug* <3
Way to go, Nicholas! Your success is my success as I feel proud having been a part of the process since before it was published. I’m delighted for you and crossing my fingers for the final win. Congratulatory transatlantic hugs!
Thank you so much, Elle! Hugs received and returned 😀
That’s wonderful. I hope you win too.
Thanks, Craig! Me too 😉
Many congratulations for making this far, and here’s hoping more are on the way! (Both stories and awards!)
Thank you so much! I hope so 🙂
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Mazel Tov to you, Nicholas, for another accolade for your children’s book, “Runaway Smile”! Loved having you on *CHANGES* conversations between authors (Episode 7), and hope you’ll visit again this fall!
OPENINGS Aug 12 and in the fall for new guests, so, authors: Watch conversations with my previous *CHANGES* guests any time: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPbfKicwk4dFdeVSAY1tfhtjaEY_clmfq
Learn more about and get yourself on or recommend someone to be scheduled as a guest for *CHANGES* conversations between authors: https://sallyember.com/changes-videocasts-by-sally-ember-ed-d/
Sally Ember, Ed.D.
Nicholas, thats is fabulous news!!
A million congrats! I would out the badge and wear it everyday, myself!
Hey, there is a thought 😀
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Congratulations are in store for our Nicholas 🙂
That’s excellent news, Nicholas. Best of luck.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Thank you so much, Chris! I’m thrilled 🙂
Congrats my friend for the award, and Runaway Smile is a fantastic book to read. I loved it from front to cover and have returned to read it again often.. It just makes me SMILE.. Take care and my fingers and toes are crossed for you to win the other award on the 15th of this month..
That’s the sweetest thing; thank you!! 😀
Congratulations! That is wonderful news!!! 😀
CONGRATS! Nicholas! You deserve it! Way to go! Stick the badge on your e-book so “the world” knows! In two weeks you’ll exchange it again (I can feel it) but that’s nice work!
That’s such a lovely thing to say! I’ve already got the International Book Awards badge on the cover. Is it okay to add another?
Woot! Yippee! Yahoooooooo! *happy dance* You deserve all the recognition this wonderfully clever children’s story garnishes.
Lol – that’s so cute; thank you! Snoopy does a great happy dance. Now I’ll think of that every time I see your name 😀
And my granddaughter’s autographed copy becomes more valuable. I’m kidding!
It sure does. I’m not 😀
Hurry up and finish your next children’s book. If Scarlet realizes Berlyn has a Nicholas Rossis’ original and she doesn’t, I’m screwed!
ROFL – yes, ma’am! I completely understand (cool names, by the way!)
Seriously, though, Dimitris (my illustrator) lost his mother on Friday. The funeral is tomorrow. So, I think we’ll looking at early September, realistically 🙂
That’s fine. Scarlet’s only three months old. 🙂 I conveniently left that out to motivate you.
Lol – you’re terrible 😀
Please give Dimitris my condolences. Losing a parent is so, so hard.
Thanks. He lost his father last year after a prolonged illness, which delayed Smile’s publication for the best part of 2014. Now, this. It just reminds us what really matters.
OMG, and congrats on the blogger win! Now, I’m getting back to work. 🙂
I haven’t even announced that (I’m waiting for Sasha to send me the badge). Where did you find out? It’s all that detective work you do for the books, isn’t it? A regular Miss. Marple…
Ha! Yup. I’m a regular blood hound.
Congratulations. Hope you win the award.
Thank you so much, Amitav – and welcome 🙂
Congratulations! This is wonderful news. I hope you win the award!
Thank you so much! I’m hardly the world’s most competitive man, but that would be so cool 🙂
Brilliant Nicholas. I bought it for proper money ( well less than a decent coffee) and it lurks awaiting attention. Hope you win, you deserve to!
Aw, thank you so much for buying it – and the wishes 🙂
Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Best of luck.
Thank you so much – and welcome 🙂
Great news Nicholas. You would get my vote! (If I had one…)
Best wishes, Pete.
Lol – kind as always, Pete! Thank you 🙂