|Bronze medal, Sir Princess Petra, Grade 4th - 6th category.|
This is the series 5th book award.
|Meet and Greet Night|
Cindi (my sister), Val, Linda, Wayne, and myself rented a car to cruise down to South Beach. Driving in Miami was chaos! My sister did a fine job of the driving with four backseat drivers who all had different maps. Ha! Tourists!
One of the great highlights was the day trip to The Miami International Book Fair. I met and talked with many authors, publishers, agents, publicists, and of course, I bought books and had them autographed.
|Miami Book Fair just before opening. Yep, raining.|
I, along with other authors, was interviewed for Eran Gadot's film about the Readers' Favorite Book Awards.
|Diane with Eran Gadot, Silver medal winner for his book, Supernatural Hero.|
The Miami experience was incredible: meeting and talking to many award-winning writers, all in the same room; hanging out with fun people as we shared many laughs, accepting a medal for my book without falling off the stage (I did get clunked on the head with the medal as Debra was putting it around my neck), The Miami Book Fair, South Beach, an introduction to Mojitos, and bonding with a small group of incredible people who, I am sure, will be lifelong friends.
Thanks for the memories, Miami!
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