IndieReader.com announced winners today for their first annual Indie Reader Discovery Awards contest. The judges on the IRDA panel included top people in all areas of the publishing industry, in concert with IndieReader’s trusty reviewers. Judging was based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story. There was a first, second and third place winner in each of the fiction and non-fiction categories, in addition to winners in various sub-categories, indicating that each book has received at least a 4-5 star review (out of 5 stars). I’m thrilled to announce that my debut novel JENNIFER’S GARDEN won Best in Category for Romance! It received 5 out of 5 stars and was previously featured on USA Today HEA books. A big thank you goes out to all the readers and reviewers for this one. I couldn’t have done it without you! Writers write the books of their heart, but without readers they’re flying solo. Its’ connecting with each of you that gives me deep satisfaction. Haven’t read it yet? Read an excerpt here.