Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quarterfinalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award!

Out of thousands of submissions, THE ROAD BETWEEN by scribes own, Theresa Rizzo, made it to the top 500! I’m so excited! You can read a free excerpt at, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UG39DS, read the editorial reviews, and leave your own customer reviews. Check it out and tell all your friends who might enjoy this story!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


For help in downloading the free excerpt:

* Go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UG39DS, click on the blue box at the right, “Download For Free”.

* Sign in on your Amazon account (if you don’t have one, you can open one for free).

* Pick your billing address and credit card info—even though you won’t be charged.

* A green box will pop up with the options to View Now, Download, or Email to yourself. Click on your preference.

* Please go back and post a customer review if so inspired. It would be GREAT to show Amazon editors that you’d love to read the rest of THE ROAD BETWEEN and that it has terrific market potential.


Audra Harders said...

Theresa!! WooHoo! What an accomplishment!!

So, what does this mean? Who are the final judges? When do they announce winners??

I'm soooo proud of you, girlfriend!! Raise a mug of green beer in your honor!

Donnell said...

Theresa Rizzo, you amaze me. Your characters have amazing voices and you touch at our heart strings with amazing, relevant stories. Well done!

Donnell said...

Can you tell I was *amazed* by my last comment LOL. Running on empty but this is truly the best news and those reviews nailed what the average reader would garner by reading your work. The Road Between deserves to be on the Mainstream fiction shelves. No one works harder on her manuscripts.

Audra Harders said...

How easy to post a review! I downloaded the excerpt, read it, sat back totally amazed at your talent, then wrote a review.

Piece of cake!

Masterful writing, T! Can't wait for an autographed copy : )

Theresa said...

Thanks guys!
This round the judges look at the quantity and quality of all the posted reviews AND the Publisher Weekly editors' critiques of the whole manuscripts and pare the 500 down to 100. So I REALLY need to get as many reviews posted on Amazon as possible!
Thanks for the encouraging words!

jwhit said...

Once again, Amazon has forgotten about the rest of the billions of people in the world who don't live in the US. This year it's even worse. I even have an Amazon account and can't access the submissions. Last year I made the semis and provided reviews. Seems they didn't flip the right switches to allow that this year.

So, if any of you have any pull, or care to take on the people running the show, you might suggest that there are a whole lot more customers and readers that don't live down the street from you. I would go so far to suggest that Amazon is geographically challenged.

jwhit said...

I forgot! Sorry, Teresa. You go, girl!! I'm thrilled for you!!!

Donnell said...

T, Jan raises a good point about Amazon and I'm sorry her locale prevented her from advancing rather her talent. I've read her writing, she is very much the latter. Think I might sent a hint to Amazon. This world is getting very small. I have international entrants in the Daphne thanks to us going Electronic, as well as judging! Jan, thanks for pointing this out.

Edie said...

Congratulations, Theresa! This is awesome.