I can’t believe I get to write this…
The Trail Back Out was named 2021 IAN Book of the Year Finalist (Short Story Collection) by the Independent Author Network. As if that wasn’t enough, I cannot believe I get to write this: a week later I was listed for another award! My first book Broken In: A Novel in Stories is now a finalist for Greece’s international 2021 Eyelands Book of the Year Award (Short Stories). Two awards in one week, I am in the kind of time continuum writers dream of! I keep crying with joy and laughing in disbelief. I’m I shock!
Eyelands 2021 Book of the Year Awards
NOTES: ©Jadi Campbell 2021. My books are Grounded, The Trail Back Out, Broken In: A Novel in Stories and Tsunami Cowboys.
Tsunami Cowboys was longlisted for the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Award.
Along with being named 2021 IAN Book of the Year Finalist, The Trail Back Out was named a 2020 Best Book Award Finalist in Fiction: Anthologies for the American Book Fest. And, in addition, the title story The Trail Back Out was longlisted for the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Award.
Broken In: A Novel in Stories was also a semifinalist for the international 2020 Hawk Mountain Short Story Collection Award from Hidden River Arts.
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Here is what readers will find: The chapters are casual but carefully arranged spokes, radiating out from a rainy evening. At first glance it’s the story of an accident near JJ’s Bistro involving a drunk driver and some parked cars. With each chapter, the picture grows more complex. Each character faces the challenge of being broken in, one way or another…. Gabe is the mixed-race bartender with a sore heart. Lisa is about to confront the hyper-sexual reality of Bangkok. Rob died, because ambulance and police were all racing to the scene. A burglar schemes to steal Jeff’s sanity. A star chef knows it’s her fault that a man is dead. Jeremy should tell his wife he has an incurable disease. Sally mourns her missing children. What seemed so clear cut (a rainy night, bistro patrons, an accident) is an event with layers, and consequences, and after-effects. The circles will go on rippling long after the reader finishes the book.
16 thoughts on “….And Broken In: A Novel in Stories is a FInalist for Greece’s 2021 Eyelands Best Book of the Year Award”
Well, congratulations again! Another book I must read …
I look forward to what you think of it!!
It has been a wonderful week!
Congratulations Jadi! Wonderful recognition for your book. Good luck!
(another finalist – unpublished short story collection)
Thanks so much! I am so excited to be a Finalist for this award. I have been looking at the information on the talented authors from all over the world and am proud to be in your company.
So exciting! Congratulations!
I am still floating!
These nominations and awards aren’t just given, Jadi; they’re earned and deserved. Well done.
Thank you for the kind words, Keith. What you say is true. I still feel humbled. And incredibly grateful. And… really, really happy!!
My sentiments exactly!
Wow, wow, wow. Take a bow! Take several!!
Jane, we went out to celebrate and I even put on stockings, a skirt, heels and makeup! Haven’t done that since the pandemic started!
Congratulations Jadi, great news and a wonderful acknowledgement for your book ..
Thanks Ivor. And yes, the acknowledgment feels SO wonderful!