It is my honor to announce that my new book The Trail Back Out was named a finalist for the 2020 Best Book Award in the category of Fiction Anthologies!
Past winners of the Best Book awards have included Amy Tan, George Saunders, Clive Barker and Ann Lamott. I am in very good company indeed. This is the 17th year these awards have been handed out in the publishing industry. It’s an extra honor for me because The Trail Back Out is the only self-published book in my category.
Click on this link to see the list of finalists and the winner. American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Awards
Life is short and art is long. This award is a reminder of why I keep trying to write my best work to give to the world. And I have an extra message to anyone who writes (which, since I’m here in the fine world of bloggers, means all of you….): if you have ever wondered about joining a writers’ group, do so. I belong to the Writers in Stuttgart. In my group are writers of poetry, autobiography, novels, plays, vignettes, short stories, songs, and stories. I workshopped many of the stories in my book with the other members, and the feedback of my peers definitely made my writing better.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone. And Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are!
NOTES: © Jadi Campbell 2020. In The Trail Back Out two strangers meet in the woods. Children wear masks. A gambler hides in the cellar during a Category Five hurricane. A wife considers a hit-man’s offer. Princess Rain Clouds searches for happiness. An entire village flees, a life is saved, and a tourist in Venice is melting. Everyone keeps trying to make sense of strange events far in the past or about to occur. Let these characters be your guides. Join them on the trail back out – to a familiar world, now unexpectedly changed.
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38 thoughts on “I’m in Good Company!”
Thank you Keera Ann! It feels so good to have created something people love in a year that has been so awful for so many
Wonderful! A gift for you as well as your readers!
Obrigada Paulo! (And by the way, one of my favorite characters in The Trail Back Out is known as both Paul and Paolo. If he’d gone to Portugal he would have shared your name too)
Thanks Emilie! What did you think of the book? Have you read it already?
I have a pile of books to read so I’m reading it in pieces. So far I love it!
Huge congratulations Jadi. You are indeed in good company!
Thank you, Alison! I am trying (hah) to sit with the news but keep dancing for joy…
Oh don’t hold back! Dance on! xo
Congratulations, Jadi. 🙂
Congratulations, Jadi on making the finals. Well done.
Gary, the Finalist Award makes my formidable stack of rejection letters seem like confetti!
Congratulations, Jadi. Quite an honor.
Thank you John – I’m amazed to have been named and deeply, deeply honored to be in such esteeemed company
Thank you – it feels very sweet
What excellent news, Jadi. My congratulations on this achievement. Your book will surely get the recognition you deserve. Greetings and a big hug.
A hug back to you, Manuel. Yo soy muy feliz!
And you have a great reason to be because your talent as a writer will give you a lot of satisfaction. Enjoy it.
Gracias! The satisfaction comes from comments like yours!
Not a surprise. Congratulations Jadi.
It sure was a surprise to me! I hope it’s a signal for even more and better books to come…
Celebrating your every success!
thank you Annette!!
In the midst of the strangeness of the pandemic and the election season it arrives at just the right time
Meine Freude ist riesig!
Oh wow, congratulations. This is a wonderful accomplishment.
As an indie writer this feels important! I believe that one should offer up your best work to the gods, and then let [try to] let go of the results. (And clearly I’m not motivated by $$ or €€s, or I would have chosen a more mainstream genre…) Thanks for your wishes Peggy. They mean a lot
Thank you! I am over the moon