Sunday was quite a day, let me tell you.
First, I had a blast at the book signing I did with fellow Chicago author Beth Kery at Best Sellers book store in Palos Heights, IL. The ladies there were all so fun and welcoming–I can’t believe how fast those two hours flew by! I took a few pictures:
Thanks, ladies–for hosting Beth and I at such a great signing, and thanks to everyone who came by! And I should mention: the store has several signed copies of both Practice Makes Perfect and Beth’s Sweet Restraint— so contact the store if you’re looking for one.
And then my day went from good to better…
I’ve mentioned before that I began my writing career with screenwriting. For the past two years, I’ve focused on writing novels, but at the beginning of the year I heard about the Midwest Screenwriting Contest. On a whim, I dusted off an old script of mine and submitted it to the contest. The script, titled In the Dark, is a dark and twisty psychological thriller–very different from my contemporary romances. And you’re not going to believe what happened. (Okay, you probably guessed it from the title of this post.)
First I found out I’d won in my genre–thriller/sci-fi/horror–and then they announced little ol’ me as the Grand Prize winner. Wow! I can’t tell you how shocked, and thrilled, I was. Apparently, people kind of like the dark and twisty side of me. Now let’s see if Hollywood agrees. 😉 Here are some pictures:
Accepting the award for Best Thriller (can you tell how excited I am from that grin?)
Accepting the Grand Prize
The four genre winners (comedy, thriller, drama & action)
The winners with the board members of the Chicago Screenwriters Network
Thank you, Chicago Screenwriters Network, for hosting the contest and for the awards. Honestly, I’m blown away and honored.
All in all, a pretty darn good day, I’d say.