I, along with a thousand other writers, waited not-so-patiently yesterday for the posting of the quarterfinal entries. This is the stage in the contest where hopeful authors go down from 1,000 to 250. I won't say how many times I logged on to check the Amazon/abna website, but finally around ten o'clock central time zone, the list was posted.
My husband happened to be in my office when I scrolled the list (going alphabetical by last name), down through A, B, C...K, L, M...Ma and we both spotted it simultaneously:
Marshak, Barbara - Seeds of Salton (And both cheered simultaneously: Wha-hooh!)
It may or may not meaning anything to my career--time will tell--nonetheless it brings a good dose of encouragement as I prepare to head off to Colorado tomorrow for the Northern Colorado Writers Conference in Fort Collins.
Until the next round!