More good news: in January, I entered BRANCHES into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. First prize is $50,000 and a book contract. Round 1 was based on a 300-word pitch and today they announced the Round 1 winners. Guess what? BRANCHES was one of the selections. Round 2 will be based on a 3000-5000 excerpt of the novel and the winners of Round 2 will be announced on March 12. Say a prayer that BRANCHES makes it through Round 2. I’ll keep you posted.