Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 RONE Awards

I am so very excited and honored! Last night I learned that three of my novels, Wee William's Woman, McKenna's Honor, and Rowan's Lady are all up for the distinguished RONE awards from InD'Tale Magazine!

The RONE is one of the most prestigious honors that an indie author can achieve. I rank it as being right up there with the RITA's. Win, lose or draw, it is an honor just to be nominated.

What is a RONE you ask? RONE: Reward of Novel Excellence, is given to those novels that have earned a high review by InD'Tale's professional reviewers, voted on by readers, then judged by publishing industry professionals. Winning this award is not easy. You can't 'buy' one, they aren't given based on 'who you know' and no nepotism is involved. This is something that must be earned. That is why I'm so very excited about the prospect of getting my books in the final round.

Click here to learn how the judging and voting works and to find out when reader voting begins.

I know that I'm up against some great competition. I personally know several of the other authors who will also be nominated, and many of those I happen to love dearly! To even be considered for such an honor, to be included amongst these wonderful authors makes my heart flutter and brings tears to my eyes. (Okay, I almost peed my pants when I heard that my books were in the running!)

Voting is only open to subscribers of InD'Tale Magazine. Now, before you panic, subscribing is fast, easy and FREE! It really is a great magazine filled with interesting articles, interviews with some of your favorite authors, and good, honest reviews. Voting will start soon, so if you haven't already signed up for InD'Tale, I'd recommend doing that before voting begins.

I can't express to you how much your love and support means to me. I believe I have the best readers!

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

I'll continue to keep you all posted on how we're doing and when you can (if you want to) vote for my books. :D



  1. I would like to congratulate you for being nominated, you deserve it. You write awesomely greatest books that we all enjoy reading and re-reading. I am proud to be one of your lassies. You are already a winner to us all.

  2. This blog is really informative. I congratulate you on this high honor, not for one books, but three! Time to tell others what great books you write and show them how much you deserve this nominations,

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! You're very sweet!

  3. Suzan, I just registered for InDtale, but don't see the voting location for your books. Would you post the link? How many times do I get to vote?!

  4. Hi Ashley! Voting doesn't start until March 10th. Because they have so many genres and sub-genres, they'll spread the voting out over several weeks. I promise to post links as soon as I get them. And you only get to vote once. I think the rule is one vote per email or something like that. I'm not sure as this is my first time being nominated. :D Thanks for stopping by!!!