I just found out that Come Back Early Today has been named a finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards. Final winners will be announced at the beginning of September. This makes a total of five “finalist” and “honorable mentions” for the book.
It was a finalist for the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Awards (for new authors). Then two stories from the book were given honorable mention in the 2012 Writers-Editors Network International Competition. The first story was “The Little Yellow One,” about me giving Ed the little chick and so many other stuffed animals. The second story was “Please Wear a Tux,” about the violinist I had come play a special concert in his room at the nursing home.
Cross your fingers. I have a good feeling that I may just win the Readers Favorites Award in the memoir category!