Monday, 3 February 2014

Gethyon - #SFRGalaxyAwards winner!

Some of you may (or may not) know that I'm one of the admins for a fantastic group called the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, a dedicated group of authors, readers and publishing professionals committed to promoting the genre of SFR. As part of that, this January saw the 2nd Annual SFR Galaxy Awards, and while I didn't expect to win anything (it's not a contest you can enter since the judges choose from their personal favourite reads over the previous year), I was committed to posting the results to our fanpage on Facebook (psst, check it out HERE. We feature giveaways, new releases, freebies, news, contests, and a fair bit of SF/SFR humour and cuteness!). On Saturday I duly shared a link from Charlee Allden of Smart Girls love Scifi announcing the upcoming results...and promptly forgot about them. D'oh! Bad admin! But weekends are family time and I'm not supposed to be online at all.. Not much of an excuse, but it's all I have. >.<

So I was reminded about the event in a rather surprising way - a message on Twitter from fellow Brigader Veronica Scott congratulating me on my win. Whut?! Yep. My YA SciFi Gethyon had been awarded Most Awesome Psychic Talent. Woot! After a bit of flailing and some frantic sharing of results to the fanpage, I sat back to enjoy my win and change my Twitter profile. With Keir garnering a Best May To September Romance last year, I can now call myself a double SFR Galaxy Award winner. Woo hoo!

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The great thing about the SFR Galaxy Awards is there are no fixed categories, and no way to enter. The judges just pick their stand out read (or sometimes film) of the year and chose their own award title. I love the novelty of the idea (and not just because I've won a couple). It can give you a really intriguing insight into why certain books stuck in a reader's mind, and a bit different from getting a review.

If you'd like to know more about the awards, the winners and the judges, you should check out the website HERE.

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I was also flattered to get a mention as editor for the Amazon Kindle store version of Tales from the SFR Brigade on the anthology website HERE. I spent the end of 2013 fixing a few formatting issues and uploading Tales to Amazon and ARe. I also created a print edition purely for giveaways (you can enter to win an ultra-rare, cannot-be-bought print edition HERE) with a huge amount of help on the wrap around cover from Misa Buckley.

Both have made for a very satisfactory wrap up for 2013, despite issues throughout January. Kudos to the other SFR Galaxy Award winners, including a double for Cathy Pegau, and wins for Misa Buckley, Veronica Scott, Rebecca Royce, Kyndra Hatch and Sonya Clark. Congrats!


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