Indie Book Awards, Washington DC

I spent an awesome weekend in DC attending the Indie Book Awards and sightseeing with family. The weather was near perfect.

Friday June 21, 2019

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IMG_2401  I attended the INDIE Book Awards with my husband. My book “Stories From the Tenth-Floor Clinic” won Finalist in General Non-Fiction category. 

Finally, I met Brooke Warner and Lauren Wise from She Writes Press in person. SWP won a well deserved award: 2019 Publisher of the Year.

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Some authors won multiple awards, hence a cacophonous sound of clanging metal medallions hanging from their necks as they walked off the stage.


on stage

 

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Book Table

Leave a book; Take a book.

I was lucky to grab the Grand Prize Winner: “Beloved Mother” by Laura Hunter. Laura was about my age. However she “has published sixteen award-winning fiction pieces . . .”

Saturday June 22, 2019

In the morning we checked out the Wharf, a collection of mixed use spaces, including a marina, office, residential, retail, as well as parks on the District’s Southwest Waterfront.

Afterwards, we visited the Hirshhorn Museum  where I struggled with comprehending contemporary art until I came upon this piece that could be viewed from a nursing perspective.

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Hirshhorn Museum

 

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This leg looked so realistic. Finally I could make sense of contemporary art! Well, maybe.

 

 

 

 

 

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Firefly restaurant for dinner.

 

Sunday June 23, 2019

A latte and croissant at Firehook Bakery near our hotel before heading home on Amtrak.

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Not being one to enjoy formal celebrations (I didn’t attend either my undergrad or graduate ceremony), I’m glad that I traveled to Washington DC for the INDIE Book Awards. I’m so proud to be part of the community of authors that night who were celebrated for their achievements, whether they won a Grand Prize, or like me, one of the many Finalists awards. It’s a night I won’t forget.

Now on to my next book.

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