I could not be more honored to announce that Cinder Allia, the little fairy tale that could, has been named the winner of the Indie Author Project for the state of Louisiana.

The Indie Author Project is sponsored and judged by librarians in 15 states and 2 Canadian provinces to recognize the best independently published books and help get them into library collections across the US and Canada. The award includes a cash prize as well as a feature in Library Journal. I’m so grateful to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library–who have carried both Cinder Allia and Jennifer the Damned since they were released, and who sent me the information to enter the contest–as well as to all those involved in the Indie Author Project. You can read more about the project and see the complete list of statewide winners here.

There is a national contest to which the book now proceeds, so cross your fingers for me. And don’t forget that the movie version of Cinder Allia is still in development, so stay tuned!