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Sunday, June 1, 2014

All Authors Certificate of Excellence

Dearest RWPPs,

Today All Authors P&P is SO VERY PROUD TO PRESENT the very first recipient of the All Authors Certificate of Excellence.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. BEEM WEEKS FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK ON THE HISTORICAL NOVEL TITLE JAZZ BABY!


We here at All Authors P&P believe that Mr. Weeks demonstrates and upholds all of the qualities that All Authors stands for with his work on Jazz Baby. Therefore without further ado, we present to you Mr. Weeks with an acceptance speech.



On May 20th of this year, I received notice that I have been selected as the first recipient of the All Authors Certificate of Excellence for my novel Jazz Baby. I must say, this honor came as quite a surprise. I never expected any sort of achievement award for this work. While I am certainly proud of the story I’ve written, I remained convinced that any sort of commendation would have to wait until I had three or four novels under my belt. But here it is.
This award, the All Authors Certificate of Excellence, is something that I accept with a humble heart and with a certain amount of pride. That the wonderful staff involved with All Authors Magazine would even consider my work for such recognition is, in itself, such an amazing honor.
I wrote Jazz Baby over the better part of a decade, taking care to research and study 1920s America and the cultures of the day. I proudly admit to investing plenty of time and effort into making this story historically accurate, as well as entertaining to readers. This project truly was a labor of love—even when I put it away for two years! I cannot say thank you enough to the staff of All Authors Magazine for recognizing my work—especially when there are so many other amazing indie books that deserve this honor as well.
Thank you to Y. Correa, Queen of Spades, and the incredibly talented staff at All Authors Magazine for making this honor possible. Your continued support has been such a blessing, not only to me, but to indie authors everywhere. 
I would also like to say thank you to all those who have taken the time to read and review Jazz Baby. It is your words of encouragement that drives me to continue along this path as an author.