Girl Under Glass and the 2012 ABNA

Rachel Pryne
(photo: ByteStudio Photography; model: Jessica Valentine)

So, on a whim, I threw Girl Under Glass into this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition.

For those of you unfamiliar with this contest, they accept 5,000 entries in General Fiction and 5,000 in Young Adult Fiction. There are multiple judging steps whereby they cull those 10,000 down to six (three in each category) and then pick winners. Right now it’s in the semifinalist step, which means that both categories went from 5,000 to 50.

And, you guessed it, Girl Under Glass is one of those 50. Four other sci-fi novels made that cut.

Um, that’s the top 1% of General Fiction entries.


(‘Scuse me whilst I wipe the sh*t-eatin’ grin off my face.)

  • lkggrif

    Yippeeeeee!!!! Congratulations!! I’m soooo excited for you.

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Thanks, darlin’. You’ve always been a wonderful support. Kinda like pantyhose; I know I can put you in the freezer and you won’t run.

      Wow. I’m in a vey strange mood. Must be all the cold meds. 😉

  • Wow! Congratulations. Good luck in getting through to the finalists… I am so happy for (and a little jealous of) you. 🙂

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Thanks, Goran! I wasn’t expecting to get through, so had to check and recheck and re-recheck the listing. (And I totally understand that little feeling of jealousy. I’ve been experiencing that a bit about other writers’ success lately. Trust me, there are many people who envy your way with words, my friend.)

      • 🙂 that is a lovely thing to say. Thank you. I have a glass of bubbles in my future that is dedicated to you.

  • What an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      Thank you, J.C.! I’m still astonished.

  • Wowsers! Congrats, high five, kudos and crossing all crossable appendages for you. In short, very cool. 🙂

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      LOL! Thanks, Cate. Don’t hurt yourself! 😀

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