Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Congrats 2012 ABNA Finalists!

Ginormous congratulations to the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards finalists!

General Fiction Finalists:
Alan Averill, The Beautiful Land
Charles Kelly, Grace Humiston and the Vanishing
Brian Reeves, A Chant of Love and Lamentation

Young Adult Fiction Finalists:
Cassandra Griffin, Dreamcatchers
Rebecca Phillips, Out of Nowhere
Regina Sirois, On Little Wings

Have fun, you guys. Win or lose, you're all in for quite a ride over the next few weeks. It'll be nerve-wracking and amazing and awesome, I promise. To get through it, I recommend positive thoughts, deep breathing exercises, and probably wine. That was what worked for me.


  1. Thanks, Jill! This has been the busiest two days of my life! I think you should come to Seattle this year so you can pass on the crown. :)

  2. Hahaa! Believe me, if I weren't just about as far away from Seattle as I could get while still being in the same country... ;)

    Best of luck!

  3. Thanks Jill! This is such an amazing, surreal experience.

    I'm pretty sure I'm even farther away from Seattle than you are! Nova Scotia, Canada.

    1. Surreal is definitely the word for it, Rebecca. Best of luck!

      I traveled about 3300 miles from south Florida to Seattle -- don't know whether that tops your upcoming journey, but it was a long enough plane ride for me!

  4. I'll have to travel about 3700 miles. We have a layover in Chicago. I'm already tired just thinking about it!