#2 - 12). Best Edited Book of the Year Traitor Born/ Edited by Jason Kirk
Please vote for Jason! You have no idea what I put him through. This is kind of how it went with Traitor Born. It started off okay. I was just finishing up the rough draft, and I asked Jason for a little more time, you know, to make it pop, and he was like, "Umm...okaaaay..."
#3 - 16). Best Supernatural Lead
Roselle St. Sismode/ Traitor Born
I recently finished writing the Secondborn series. The final book, Rebel Born, will be out in a few days--June 4th. I already miss the characters. Roselle's arc was so much fun to develop. I'm grateful to 47North, and especially to Jason Kirk, for letting me write Roselle for them, and for the experience of bringing her to life between the pages. I stand by her. She's flawed and imperfect, and she sometimes doubts herself, but she's brave, clever, and fierce, too. She taught me so many lessons I needed to learn. I'll always be grateful for that.
#4 - 17). Best Supernatural Villain
Agent Crow/ Traitor Born
I'm always trying to make my villains as scary as The Child Catcher was for me at age 5. Also, they should classify Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as horror for 5-year-olds because it is, but admittedly, the flying car is nice.
I feel lucky that I get to do what I love every single day. I have the best readers in the entire world!! I'm very grateful to you. Thank you to my peers for this nomination (and all the nominations) and for the honor of being considered among these amazing writers in this category:
Randi Cooley Wilson
So that's it! Craziness!! 7 Utopia 2019 Award nominations!
Now it's up to you! Go vote for your favorites in every category!