Red is For Ick makes cut in ABNA competition

Congrats to everyone who made it into the 2nd round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest -- including me!  *does Snoopy dance*

"Red is For Ick" is one of 1,000 manuscripts that advanced, out of 5,000 in the young adult category ... I still face long odds, but passed the initial cut. The list of top writers in YA and adult fiction can be found here: