Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Spoiler alert: I won an award!

I’m speechless.

Luckily, that’s never stopped me writing though.

Foreword Reviews is a book review journal based in Michigan, which focuses on independently published books. Each year they hold their INDIES Book of the Year Awards in a range of categories.

A couple of months ago, I learned that the editors had named The Runaway a finalist in the General Fiction category. I was thrilled, but quite certain that I wouldn’t actually win.

Then yesterday they announced the winners and there was the word ‘gold’ next to my book’s front cover! I re-read the page a few times to make sure there wasn’t any kind of mistake. This is what Foreword Reviews printed about the book:


‘The Runaway unabashedly asserts the necessity of human interconnectedness in the creation of meaningful stories.

Fable intertwines with reality in Claire Wong’s The Runaway, an introspective journey into the heart and power of stories.’

(Read the full review here)

The Runaway is available here in paperback and ebook form. If online shopping’s not your thing, you can also ask your local bookshop if they stock it, or borrow it from a library.

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