News Flash! The Secrets We Hide has received a Book Excellence Award!
Authors take a chance when they enter a book award competition, knowing there are thousands of excellent novels published to which ours will be compared. But this is part of the journey of publishing that helps writers grow and learn more about their craft. Yes, we do take chances.
I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognized as a Book Excellence Award Winner for my book, THE SECRETS WE HIDE, in the Women’s Fiction Category.
Out of thousands of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, the notification of my award stated that my book was “selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal”.
To view my complete award listing, you can click here. Since the award is new, the listing may not be complete yet.
I was delighted to see my dear friend, author Alison Ragsdale, winning the award for best novel in the Family Category. I highly recommend Dignity & Grace ~ a fine story! And what an honour us to be recognized in the Winner Category with the amazing Adriana Trigiani, beloved by millions around the world, who won in the Historical category.
The Secrets We Hide was released in August 2022 and is a captivating story of the highs and lows of life’s journey, including the complexities of living with a loved one with a mental illness and dealing with grief. The story is set in enticing locations in Hawaii, Japan and France, with hope, friendship, trust and love interwoven throughout.
The book is perfect for readers of Kristin Hannah and Jodi Picoult, who enjoy a story about second chances.
Available in ebook and paperback, you can get a copy for yourself at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble.
When you do read this story, I encourage you to leave a brief review where you purchase the book and also on Goodreads and Bookbub if possible (simply copy and paste it). Just say why you like the story (no need for anything longer, unless you wish to share more thoughts) and know that every review is greatly appreciated by authors.
Thanks so much for sharing in my good news! Happy reading!
Donna D Neale says
Patricia- this is awesome news! This book deserved that award. You took a difficult subject and made it real to many. To those who live with mental illness daily, in their families, and those who are unaware of what it is like. Kudos to you.
This award could have not been given to a better novelist. Congratulations and keep writing!
Darlene Foster says
Congratulations!! Well deserved.