Here's what Soldier of the Horse's Independent Publishers (IPPY) gold medal looked like three years ago. Soldier won top prize in the category Military/Wartime Fiction.
Now my second novel, Terror on the Alert, has almost duplicated the feat, receiving a silver medal in the same category.
Very exciting and rewarding.
There is a lot of encouragement out there for writers. Not to mention a heap of support from publishers, writing organizations such as Canadian Authors Association, BC Federation of Writers, and many others.
And like others writers, a big thanks for all the support from family and friends.