2014-winner300dpiHey everyone! Congratulate me today for being a winner in The Author Show contest, “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” The prize for winning is this cool red medallion graphic that you see here.

Before you start fawning over me, clamoring for my autograph, jockeying for position next to me in my elevated status among the pantheon of literary titans, you should know that I have no idea what the criteria for winners were.

I know I was encouraged to solicit votes for myself from you, my facebook friends. It could be simply a popularity contest for the 50 contestants who got the most votes.

I also wrote a short essay about my literary journey; it could have been based on that too. I am certain it had nothing to do with the quality of my book, except that I proved that at least HAVE a book published.

Having said that, I would like to thank everyone who made this prestigious award possible, my manager, my editor, and the cast of thousands without whom I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thanks to the Academy. You like me! You really like me! And thanks to God and my lovely wife. And God bless America.