I’m proud to announce The Lovers’ Tango has won the Gold Award in Popular Fiction for this year’s IPPA Benjamin Franklin Award. The award was announced last evening in Salt Lake City. It’s quite an honor. It’s wonderful when your own hard work and effort is recognized by others in the field–writers, librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors.
The Foot Soldier has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition, in the Popular Fiction category.
A single 2014 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award winner will be chosen from the finalists in each category and announced during a ceremony to be held Wednesday evening, May 28, 2014 in New York City. There were more than 1500 entries and The Foot Soldier is one of the finalists in the category of Popular Fiction.
Being a finalist brings attention to the novella, which is the best way I can think of to help our veterans. Every cent earned from sales of The Foot Soldier is going to www.DAV.org, which provides physical and emotional help to our veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan and to veterans of the Vietnam War.
To learn more about how you can help returning veterans, you can find some great resources here.