Wow, what a thoughtful email I received today from one of our award-winners…On behalf of CIPA, thanks Andrew! – Veronica Yager
Good morning, Mademoiselle Veronique!
Please pass this on…. this seems a somewhat awkward and insufficient means to tell you all how very much I enjoyed my visit to the 2015 CIPA EVVY Book Awards Banquet this past Sunday night.
My novel, SNOW MEN, was awarded First Place in the FICTION – Action/Adventure genre and I was thrilled! I launched into a low earth orbit and advised HOUSTON that I would be coming down sometime soon and somewhere near the Rocky Mountains!!!
During my brief comments, I tried to say thanks to you all for the contest and the event, as well as to the Indie Publishers who enable us to see our work in print. But I want to say more.
At the front of his book, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft“, Stephen King has two quotes (epigraphs).
The first quote is: “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.”
The second quote is: “LIARS PROSPER.” !!!
Funny? Yes. True? Sometimes. Please know that what I will remember most (after my FIRST PLACE Award!!) is how open, objective, honest, and filled with integrity your CIPA EVVY Awards process seemed to be. And for that, I wanted to say more.
Thank you ever so much! “I wish you the very best of all good things.” (Summer of ’42)
Andrew “Andy” Ceroni