Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020
Friday, 12th of February 2021 was a memorable day for me!
Not only did I have my first COVID-19 vaccination, but I also heard that The Basilwade Chronicles had been selected as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020.
I wasn’t expecting to receive notification about the Book Awards until March, so when I read the email informing me The Basilwade Chronicles had been included, I assumed it was an email about forthcoming results and it took me several seconds to realise the list of finalists was out— and even better, my book was on it!
The Awards are run by Edward Trayer, also known as Billy Bob Buttons, and the judges for the adult books are two reading groups, one in London and one in Stockholm, who award points based on editing, theme, style and book cover.
Accompanying the notification, I received a medal which I can put on the book cover, and a certificate, and of course, there is still a chance that The Basilwade Chronicles might be a winner. The results will be announced at the beginning of April 2021.
However, at the moment, I am thrilled to have reached the list of finalists!
If you would like to judge for yourself about the book, it is published by Chapeltown books and is available on Amazon, here as a paperback, an e-book and also an audiobook which is read by the narrator, John Guest. If you’d like to listen to a sample chapter, click here
You can read more about how the book came to be written here.
So Friday, the 12th of February 2021 was a great day. Oh, and by the way, so far I haven’t had any side-effects from my vaccination!