Saffron Cross Wins USA Best Book Award 2014
Last week, I wrote on Impostor’s Syndrome, a phenomenon that creeps into our professional lives when things are going well.
The day I published that post, I received an email from my publisher stating that my first book, Saffron Cross, had won a USA Best Book Award 2014 from USA Book News, coming in as a finalist in the Religion/Christianity category.
Friends: life’s lessons are repeated until learned.
It was another test; another opportunity to appreciate and accept that things were going well, without my having to jump in and deflate it. I caught myself saying: “They made a mistake. I really didn’t win that award. What a fluke!”
Dealing with Impostor Syndrome is just one of many obstacles that keeps me from being the prolific writer I want to be.
So, no more.
I’m going to accept this genuine recognition, not for me, but what it means for the bigger picture of interfaith marriage. This is another important step toward spreading peace and understanding one another’s approaches toward God. I’m proud of Fresh Air Books (an imprint of Upper Room Books), and the risk they took in publishing this edgy project. They worked tirelessly to make it happen, and they deserve these kudos.
No impostors here.
Join me in celebrating! Thank you for your continued love of and support for Saffron Cross—-and thank you for tolerating me.
8 thoughts on “Saffron Cross Wins USA Best Book Award 2014”
Congratulations! This is wonderful news and well deserved!
Thanks, Kate! 🙂 I can’t tell you how much your enthusiasm for this book has meant to me!
Grateful for you,
Well deserved! I’m so happy for you!
Thanks so much, Amy!
We appreciate your support and ALL you do to foster interfaith conversation at Salem College! They are blessed to have you!
Whoooo-hooooo!! There are imposters in the world, but you are not one of them. Face it, you are a talented writer with a unique situation that could help open the hearts and minds of so many. When I receive praise, it used to make me so uncomfortable, now, I try to see it as, “they appreciate the way God is working through me.” Makes i easier to receive when you are sharing it with the Divine. Congratulations!
Happy Dance!! So proud of you, Dana.
So amazing! Many congrats. And yes, no impostors here. Take in your talent.
Congratulations Dana. You are definitely NOT an impostor. Even if you tried to be an impostor,
you would blow your cover in a heartbeat. I am so proud of your work. You have worked so hard
to get where you are, and have done it with much grace and kindness.