In case you missed it, my novel Wynde won the Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook in the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards! I’ve got my medal and shiny gold medal stickers for the book covers. Even more important than awards is some of the great feedback from readers. Thanks to everyone who takes a moment to share your thoughts. Feedback and reviews are an author’s lifeblood.
Just a reminder: here are all the things you can do to support my novel. One of the ways is to write a review on Amazon, which Twitter user @MediocreJedi did. He gave Wynde five stars. Here’s what he had to say:
I found Tricia Barr’s “Wynde” to be an exciting page-turner from the start. The action only lets up in a few places, and that’s mainly due to working in additional necessary political intrigue and machinations. The author does a masterful job of describing military, aviation, and space combat situations in such a manner as to paint the reader right into the middle of it. Many of the characters also exhibit realistic psychological depth as a result of their experiences, too, and as a combat veteran I could relate to their thoughts.
If you’re a fan of Star Wars (and the Expanded Universe), you’ll definitely warm up to many of the characters in this book. Though the story mainly revolves around the young and brash Vespa Wynde, the supporting characters are all well-fleshed-out. I found myself identifying with or appreciating specific qualities many of them in particular ways – the self-assured attitude of one, the skills of another, the mystical qualities of yet another, etc.
Writing Wynde not only allowed me to connect with readers but also fellow writers. It is my pleasure to join author Gail Z. Martin’s book launch party on Facebook this Wednesday. Her book Deadly Curiosities hits shelves that day. She will feature numerous SFF authors throughout the day. I will take the stage from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT and the team from Athena’s Daughters from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT. There will be freebies, discussion, and sneak peeks from authors. Here’s a list of who will be participating:
10:30 – 11 Gail Z. Martin
11 – 11:30 Pip Ballantine
11:30 – Noon Chris Verstraete
Noon – 12:30 Trisha Wooldridge
12:30 – 1 John Hartness
1-1:30 Leona Wisoker
1:30 – 2 Keith DeCandido
2-2:30 Cynthia Ward
2:30 – 3 Jim Lavene
3 – 3:30 Gail Z. Martin
3:30 – 4 Jennifer Brozek
4-4:30 Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
4:30 – 5 Tricia Barr
4-5:30 Clockwork Universe authors
5:30 – 6 Athena’s Daughters authors
5:50—6 Gail Z. Martin
6-6:30 Rowena Cory Daniels
6:30 – 7 Kim Richardson
7-7:30 Tera Fulbright
7:30 – 8 Danielle Ackley-McPhail
8-8:30 Stuart Jaffe
8:30 – 9 James Maxey
9-9:30 Natasha Rhodes
9:30 – 10 Kelly Harmon
10 – 11 Gail Z. Martin
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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