I have more good news to report regarding my book, Carrying The Black Bag. My book has been named a Montaigne Medal finalist for 2017 under the auspices of the Eric Hoffer Book Awards.
For those of you who don’t know what this is which is probably most if not all of you, The Montaigne medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher and awarded to the most thought provoking titles each year. Given the many hundreds of titles under consideration, it is highly affirming to be listed among the finalists. Carrying The Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales is also being considered for other awards including category, press, and grand prizes.
For those of us who write, we understand this can be a lonely exercise. The pathway to publication is often littered with rejections and disappointments. Such acknowledgements and awards as this one provides meaningful affirmation and encourages me to continue with my writing efforts.
Thanks to all of you who have encouraged my writing, acted as alpha or beta readers, and especially for those of you who have bought the book.
Tagged: Carrying The Black Bag, Creative Nonfiction, Eric Hoffer Awards, Montaigne Medal, thought provoking books
Congratulations. Way cool. So happy for you.
Many thanks La Nelle. Feels really good!