Last week I was honored with the opportunity to interview all six of the semi-finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest sponsored by Penguin.
This past Saturday the two winners were announced and Regina Sirois, author of On Little Wings is back to share her experience.
So with big smiles we all arrived at the Sculpture Park on Puget Sound. The venue was in a glass building where we could see the sound and the mountains beneath the ever-present Seattle clouds. It was beautiful. With the room filled with acclaimed authors and editors and book reviewers it was time to flaunt our stuff. Only I felt more like hiding behind my fellow finalists than flaunting. I kind of followed them around and snuck out for hellos when someone looked especially trustworthy or fascinating.