Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Waiting with Bated Breath

photo by Fabio Garcia from sxc.hu
What do you call a ship that is quivering on the bottom of the sea?

A Nervous Wreck!

What do you call an author waiting for The Big Announcement?

Same thing!

According to Write Integrity Press's website, they will be announcing winners of the Books of Hope contest at the end of next week. The end of this week is my birthday, and you know, I had kind of hoped (ha ha!) that they might make the announcement by then, but the week after is good too.

I should back up, shouldn't I?

Write Integrity Press is a small-press Christian publisher. They've got a couple of award winners on their list, including Jennifer Fromke's A Familiar Shore. The Books of Hope Contest sought submissions for three-book series with the running theme of hope. First prize is a cash reward and a three book contract. There are a handful of contracts at stake though, and my eye is on one of those. I wouldn't mind winning first prize of course, but the ispy writers field is pretty talented, so I know competition is stiff. If I have the privileged of being offered a contract I will be thrilled.

In the mean time, to take my mind off of my excited nerves, I am working on a little romantic piece for the other contest mentioned on the blog I linked to. I know. I'm kind of a contest junky.

Speaking of being a contest junky, the same book also made the semi-finals for The Phoenix Rattler Contest, winners to be announced soon.

I'll announce everything, as soon as I know at TraciHilton.com

Until then!

Traci Tyne Hilton

Traci Tyne Hilton is a mom, Sunday School teacher, novelist, and award winning playwright from Portland, Oregon.

Traci earned a degree in History from Portland State University and lives in the rainiest part of the Pacific Northwest with her husband the mandolin playing funeral director from Kansas, their two daughters, and their dog, Dr. Watson.

Traci's photo by Jessie Kirk Photography



  1. No matter the outcome Traci, you're a winner in my book! (But I hope you win all the same:)

  2. Ah, thanks Linda! I feel pretty optimistic. I like the opportunity that working with WIP presents, but if I don't get an offer, I have a fun book ready to self publish. : )

  3. Good Luck Traci! Can't wait to hear!

  4. Thanks so much! I really can't wait to hear. : )

  5. Hi Traci. I know Tracy quite well from Write Integrity Press and she is a nice lady. I wish you the best with the contest! Is it a Mizy mystery?
    Debbie Malone

  6. Thanks Deb! It's a new character for a new series. : ) I can't wait to get her notes back on it.


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