I have always felt extremely honored just to be a part of this community. Three and a half years ago, I set out to follow my dream of becoming a writer. A lifelong science fiction fan, I wrote an SF novel inspired by all the amazing stories I've been reading ever since I was a child, stories that mean so much to me, many of which have shaped the course of my life.
It took me almost a year and a half to write Mindguard.
I wrote it in my second language.
I wrote it without any idea of what to do with it once I was finished.
I didn't even know that there was such a thing as an indie scene. I'd never heard of self-publishing and had only a vague notion of what an ebook actually was.
Three and a half years later, I'm close to finishing the third book in the Mind Malignancy series and the sequel to Mindguard (which, incidentally, took me a lot less time to write) is on a list meant to recognize authors who "represent the true spirit of the indie publishing community."
I can't begin to express how honored I am by this and how grateful I am that people not only lend their time to my imagination, but actually take the time to spread the word about my books.
To whomever nominated The Vintages: Thank you!
I am so happy to know you've enjoyed the story. It gives me the drive to keep on doing this. It gives me a purpose in life!
For everyone who is interested in finding out more about the eFestival of Words, here is the event's official website:
As for the awards, the finalists will be announced on July 1st and the winners on August 14h.
Open voting begins July 1st.