I am waiting to see if I made the cut to either the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus or as a Ohioana Book Award finalist. I had to have my application for the festival in by the end of December 2014 but won't have word until February.
Richard K. nominated me for the Ohioana Book Awards. I am honored he thinks my book is worthy of nomination and deeply grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to compete for the honor of fiction award. To qualify for nomination, the book or the author has to have an Ohio connection. I believe there are four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children books.
I heard upwards of 400 are entered. I have my fingers crossed and anxiously await news from either place.