Friday, May 25, 2018

14 Literary Awards

So happy to share the latest book awards for "Looking Glass Friends":

~ 2018 Great Northwest Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2018 Beach Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 New York Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 London Book Festival Runner-up ~
~ 2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist ~
~ 2017 BookVana Award Finalist ~
~ 2017 Readers’ Favorite Finalist ~
~ 2018 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2018 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Florida book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention ~

Thursday, March 29, 2018

11th LITERARY AWARD

Looking Glass Friends has won its 11th award. The novel is a Great Northwest Book Festival WINNER (2018).
I live in the Northwest, so this is special to me. And of course, the number eleven is significant to the book, because I've chosen it to represent two individuals standing side by side, united but still separate. My pen name, E. L. Neve, is an anagram of the number 11.
THE STORY
Looking Glass Friends is a story about finding your soul's reflection, the ideal person put on this earth just for you. But what if you are already married? What if you have kids? This quest for happiness lies at the heart of all our lives. Many of us face the choice that turns the pages of this story. Many of us know that our life will be utterly different in twenty years depending on the choice we make today. It is an intersection that changes everything forever.
This award-winning novel seeks to show that what seems insurmountable can be done...and should be done. I hope you'll choose to discover its poetry and wisdom for yourself.
FIND "LOOKING GLASS FRIENDS" ON AMAZON.COM:
http://bit.ly/Looking_Glass_Friends

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Riddle









The dedication in my novel, LOOKING GLASS FRIENDS, is a clue to two. So is my pen name. Have any of you figured it out?
THE DEDICATION:
"For the first one in the anagram."
MY PEN NAME:
"E. L. Neve"
CLUE:
E. L. Neve is a clue to two...
From real love letters this story grew.
Do you see the answer? I've posted it at the end of this post.
[Image credit: Thank you to FB group: Antique & Vintage Letters-Postcards-Greeting & Swap Cards - Old Photographs.]
ANSWER:
Letter writing involves 2 people. Or rather 1 + 1. Or...11. So now you've figured it out, right?
SPELLING IT OUT:
E. L. Neve is an anagram of 11. Go ahead... jumble the letters ELNEVE and you'll get ELEVEN.
{Read the opening pages of the novel if you're intrigued.

Friday, February 2, 2018

10th Literary Award for "Looking Glass Friends"

I remember talking to my best-friend in January 2017 and wondering if "Looking Glass Friends" will win any awards. He said, "Maybe not...and it's OK." Because he didn't want me to be sad. And I speculated, "Maybe 3." But I really hoped for more. 

And now...how lovely that I get confused about which award I should write about, because there are 10 so far. So here's the list, because it makes me happy. The Los Angeles Book Festival will always be dear to my heart, because it's the first award I've ever won. I felt very special and raised a toast to myself, by myself. Of course, Ellie & Neil were there too, in my imagination.

10 TIME AWARD WINNING LOVE STORY INSPIRED BY REAL LETTERS 

~ 2017 New York Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 London Book Festival Runner-up ~ 

~ 2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 BookVana Award Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 Readers’ Favorite Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 Florida book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention ~



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winner: Great Midwest Book Festival

Late last night I was scanning my email and was delighted to see that Looking Glass Friends placed in the 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival. So I went to sleep smiling. This is the book's seventh award. I feel a quiet sense of pride.

Looking Glass Friends Awards:

2017 New York Book Festival Winner
2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner
2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist
2017 BookVana Awards Finalist
2017 Readers' Favorite Award Finalist
2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention
2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Winner: Southern California Book Festival

So proud to share that Looking Glass Friends was honored in the Southern California Book Festival. The novel received an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category. It warms my heart...

LOOKING GLASS FRIENDS AWARDS:
2017 New York Book Festival Winner
2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner
2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist
2017 BookVana Awards Finalist
2017 Readers' Favorite Award Finalist
2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention

https://www.amazon.com/Looking-Glass-Friends-I…/…/1540864456 http://www.southerncaliforniabookfestival.com


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Look Behind the Scenes

This is what my "thinking wall" looked like when I first considered writing Looking Glass Friends. The story began with real love letters. I hung them in chronological order. To my surprise, I discovered a pattern, like a dance.

He wooed her (even if he didn't know it.) Every time he went too far, she drew back. Then he became cool. So she drew near, afraid to lose him. There was a crisis, a climax, a denouement. Our lives can mimic great dramas in pursuit of our dreams...