I found out yesterday that my novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won first place in the Teen/Young Adult category of the 2012 Forward National Literature Awards. Click right here to view the announcement and full list of winners. Here’s the cover of the book, published in paperback in 2012 by Graphia Books:
You can order a copy right here from Amazon and here from Barnes and Noble. You can also get the e-book edition by searching for the title on your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, Sony reader, or other device.
Forward National Literature, according to the organization’s website, ”is an independent literary organization dedicated to honoring traditionally published works in twelve categories.” The FNL Awards are meant to “showcase a combination of previously undiscovered and well-known authors based on content, uniqueness, and readability.”
As for My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, here’s a bit about the plot: Idea Deity believes that he exists in a novel written by an omnipotent author and that he will die in chapter 64. Reacher Mirage sings lead in the undercover rock band Youforia, a band that exists in Idea’s world as an Internet hoax that Idea himself perpetuated. Beautiful and mysterious Eunice Truant links their destinies, and when they all meet within the pages of the epic fantasy novel Fireskull’s Revenant, the threat of chapter 64 looms large. Being trapped in a bad book can be a nightmare–just ask Idea Deity.