Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Yawn. Nothing special had happened Monday. You know, the usual. Get out of bed, work, work more, eat, field a host of busy-ness from being Deacon of the Month at our Church, straighten up around the house, fix dinner, watch the news. You know, the same-oh-same-oh. Ho hum. Right?

No. Not right. All at once… Crackle, fizz, pop! I got an email from another author friend of mine telling me that THE DEATH OF VULTURES, my latest thriller, made the short-list for The 2018 CLUE Book Awards.

I read the note. Backtracked, then re-read the note again. She wrote:

“First, congrats on you making the shortlist on the Clue awards. very cool. https://bit.ly/2B9UjZ1

Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Wah? Wait a sec. My mind fluttered between OMG! Wahoo! and What just happened? Did I recall entering the book in this contest? No. So, in my quandary, I turned to my emails to check. And, voila! The publisher had entered The Death of Vultures for a book review, which it apparently went deeper and onto the book contest from there. Who knew? Not I.

So, now, instead of regular daily activities of the work, work, eat, clean thing, I’ll now insert another task of freaking out.

But really, of course, I’m totally stoked and excited about any further advancements. And, if you have the chance, you should read the list of short-listed authors! They include Timothy Burgess! Timothy Burgess and 28 other awesome authors. Even if I don’t make it further in the contest, I’m so honored to have placed.

Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Factoid: The word Chanticleer has a French etymology with roots to c. 1250 meaning:  Old French Chantecler noun use of verb phrase chante cler to sing clear. See chant, clear. And was used “rooster” in fairy tales as a proper noun.

 

1 Comment

  1. Johnson on April 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Susan wingate you guys done great job and really you deserve it can you help me to find out this book to purchase and i also suggest you add this article here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_literary_awards

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