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The Salt Lake County Library System has chosen The Girl Who Wrote in Silk as the winning title for their July-October, 2016 Reader’s Choice Award. Thank you!
The Women’s Fiction Writers Association chose The Girl Who Wrote in Silk as the winner of the Debut Category of the Star Award. Thank you, WFWA!
View the press release here.
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk was chosen as the winner of The PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Award in the best book mainstream or literary category. Like Nancy Pearl, all judges for the contest work as librarians.
Here is the beautiful cover for the Polish language edition of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. I’m told the title, “Jedwabna opowieść” translates to “Sequins.”
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk has been chosen as one of three finalists in the Outstanding Debut category of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award Contest. Winners will be announced on September 23, 2016.
Check out the review of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Jocelyn Eikenburg and interview with yours truly on the Speaking of China blog. Here’s a quote:
“Some books are so captivating that I even cherish the memories of scrolling through the pages with my e-reader in hand. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes is that kind of book.”
Jocelyn asked me some interesting questions that I don’t think I’ve answered before regarding the book. Read the full interview here.
All of us authors have a dream of hitting the USA Today Bestsellers list, but I truly did not think it could happen with my debut novel. But, it did! THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, written a review of it, and told your friends about it. Because of you, I am #99 on the USA Today Bestsellers list for the week ending 12/10/15. Woohooooo! See the list here: http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/best-selling/week/2015/50/page/10/
I’m thrilled to announce that The Girl Who Wrote in Silk will be published in the German language under the label of Page & Turner Verlag, a publishing house within Random House Germany. Slated for publication in October 2016, the book will be titled “Die SEIDEN-INSEL,” which translates as The Island of Silk.
I would love to attend your book club meeting to discuss The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. I live in Washington State, so local meetings would work best for in-person visits but if you live elsewhere, I could join your meeting via Skype. Email me at info[at]kelliestes.com with details and to schedule!
Great news for those of you who prefer to read books with a larger print! Thorndike Press will be publishing large print editions of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, available April 2016.
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is in the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Holiday Catalog! Check it out on page 5 and find other great gift ideas for the holidays! http://www.pnba.org/holiday-catalog.html
Please join me at one or several of the events listed below. Most bookstores allow you to bring in a book purchased elsewhere to be signed, but call the bookstore ahead of time to be sure. Although I encourage you to support these independent bookstores, no purchase is necessary to attend. I look forward to seeing you!