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ARRA Finalists announced

I’d been feeling a bit confidence challenged these last few days. I suspect that I realise I have a lot of hard work ahead of me with my current work in progresses ( A Regency romance #$%#!!, a SF romance and a YA fantasy romance &&$#?) and well that’s hard work! Isn’t it?

I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease which means my thyroid is being killed off. It explains a lot of the last year to me. Hyper and low periods. You know up and down. Manic and then lethargic. I’ve started on Thyroxine and I have energy! I’m not hyper though, which is good and bad. I like hyper highs!

So anyway, last night I get tagged by ARRA on Facebook to find that Spiritbound is a finalist in the ARRA awards in the paranormal category. I was blown away. Thought I was dreaming. I mean I thought no one even noticed Spiritbound. I love this story about Grace and Declan and it’s so uplifting too. If you read my dark fantasy (under Donna Maree Hanson) you will be surprised by the contrast. That’s why I love writing romance, particularly SF and paranormal romance as you can play around with the dark stuff, but the core of the story is light and love and happy ever after. I don’t know who nominated me. I thank you for the votes though. I’d love to keep writing paranormal romance and this has given me a lovely boost in confidence. I heart you! Sniff.

A heartfelt thank you to Kate Cuthbert from Escape Publishing. Thank you for believing in me.

I never thought I’d ever put this up on my blog!

2015 ARRA finalist(1)Spiritbound


Cheers Dani



About donnamareehanson

Author of science fiction, fantasy and horror and paranormal romance. I am currently undertaking a PhD in romance fiction.

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