Bronze medals and top five finalists

by Julie Frayn on September 3, 2015 in  Awards

2015-KBR-Awards-300x233September 1, 2015 was a good day. I awoke and turned on my computer. Had to check the Kindle Book Awards to see if I made it into the top 5 finalists in my category. I didn’t even have to look it up because an author peep had posted the link with congrats for making it! Top 5 in Suspense/Horror for Mazie Baby! Now THAT is a great way to wake up.

But wait – there’s more!

Another author friend posted a congrats for Mazie Baby winning a bronze medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards! You know what other famous Canadian won a Readers’ Favorite award? Jim Carrey. Yup. I am in the same company as the Mask himself… (I’d have said Ace Ventura, but ew).

Fun story… I had written off any hope of a Readers’ Favorite award for Mazie. First they do a review. As the personal email from the contest said, the review and judging processes are completely separate. I quote…

Often these opinions can vary greatly, as they did in the case of your book, “Mazie Baby.” Your reviewer gave you 3 stars but your judge gave you an award!

Hooray for the judge! So they are putting Mazie back in for a NEW review. After that, her picture will show up on their site instead of just the title.

I love the smell of an award in the morning….
Mazie readers favourite bronzeP.S. – it took ALL I had not to spell it Readers’ FavoUrite… See? I can be flexible!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Smith September 3, 2015 at 8:45 am

Many congratulations, Julie – well deserved award.


Julie Frayn September 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

Thanks so much, Mary!

Yvonne Hertzberger September 4, 2015 at 6:39 am

Way yo go, Julie.


Julie Frayn September 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

Thanks, Yvonne! :)

Gina Smith September 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm

You deserve every bit of recognition. Way to go and keep the stories coming. Like I always say in the case of the low score given ” I wonder if they read the same book I did. ” Congratulations Julie!


Julie Frayn September 5, 2015 at 6:49 am

Thank you for your support, Gina! The first reviewer thought Mazie enjoyed what she did mid-book. They didn’t read the book the way I wrote it. :)

Kathi September 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Excellent! Also great to read a post about your writing and recognition for your writing. Makes up for ‘other’ stuff, doesn’t it?



Julie Frayn September 5, 2015 at 6:55 am

Thank you Kathi! Yes, nice to get back to writing that isn’t about Alzheimer’s. xo back

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