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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Final Fifteen in Soon to be Famous Author Contest! by DL Larson

Yesterday was a good day! I opened my email just as I usually do and found a message from the Illinois Library Association Committee regarding the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project. My book, Promises My Love, is one of the final fifteen. I did the happy dance right there in the tiny office of our library. My director was pleasantly surprised as well and gave a hearty yelp in response.

Back in November, I posted a blog about this contest where Illinois authors who have self-published in 2013 were eligible to participate. I hope many entered the contest. It's was a simple and exciting way to market one's book.

My book has now gone on to Round Two. I was to send three copies of my book in e-book format by February 16. My director and I did that yesterday, along with a scanned and signed copy of their Project Terms. The terms out-line what is expected of the winner, mainly attend events and speak when requested. It also verifies that my work is original and my own.

The top three finalists will be announced during the week of March 3rd.

I feel blessed that others recognize my book as a worthy read. That alone means so much to me. And I thank God for leading me, and guiding me as a writer.

The Final Fifteen will soon be posted at this website: I was told the authors and their book titles will be listed sometime this week. Maybe someone you know will be on that list!

If you are interested in my book, visit:

Until next time ~

DL Larson


  1. Thanks!! It's a baby step, but feels big to me!!!
    Thanks for stopping by ~

  2. Congratulations, Deb! I hope you go on to victory, but even if you don't, getting this far is a great honor!
    You go, girl!

  3. Congratulations Deb. We're going to go to the library and do a happy dance together. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more good news.

  4. DL, That is so great! Way to go. We'll have our fingers and toes and everything else crossed for you! Good luck!!

  5. Thanks and more thanks!!! We'll see what happens in a few weeks!
    Thanks for stopping by!