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John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction

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John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction

Post by jessicajames » Mon August 1st, 2011, 2:58 pm

:) It's nice to have a place like this to share good news. I've learned that my new Civil War novel Noble Cause has won the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction. This is an award that has been received by many notable authos and New York Times bestsellers so I am very excited to have my book honored in this way.
Jessica James
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Winner of the 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Regional Fiction
2011 Next Generation Finalist in Romance and Historical Fiction

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Post by LoobyG » Mon August 1st, 2011, 5:24 pm

Congratulations Jessica! What wonderful news :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon August 1st, 2011, 7:12 pm

That's great, Jessica. Congratulations. Are you going to do anything special to celebrate?

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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 2nd, 2011, 11:47 am

Well done Jessica!
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Post by jessicajames » Thu August 11th, 2011, 1:06 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]That's great, Jessica. Congratulations. Are you going to do anything special to celebrate?[/quote]
The MOSB that gives out the award has just decided on a date to make the presentation (in September), so I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with the award money. I'm thinking however of someplace warm and historic in the South in January or February (like Charleston or Savannah) :)
Jessica James
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Winner of the 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Regional Fiction
2011 Next Generation Finalist in Romance and Historical Fiction

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Post by fljustice » Thu August 11th, 2011, 5:18 pm

Congratulations, Jessica!
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Post by jessicajames » Fri September 16th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Thanks everyone for your support and congrats! I actually just received the physical award - it's beautiful - and since I bought a new dress and heels for the presentation might even post a photo in the future :)
Jessica James
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Winner of the 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Regional Fiction
2011 Next Generation Finalist in Romance and Historical Fiction

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