Friday morning I was informed Jessica Lost Her Wobble was a 2017 finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The adult books were judged by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to editing, theme, style and cover. Actual winners will be announced in April.
Available on Amazon as well as most bookseller sites: Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Lost-Her-Wobble-Schlenker-ebook/dp/B0198UX0BI/
A Novel Tea Book Club Selection, 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist, 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Contest Finalist, and recipient of a 5 Star Readers’ Favorite Award.
At mid-life, Jessica, after many upsets, moves to an island for contemplation of her life and to make a new start. While there she reflects back on her beginnings in the early 20th century in England, her move to New York City, and marriage at a young age, while making friends with a girl half her age. This friendship opens up a new world for her and helps her explore her own soul. Jessie becomes a part of the island otherwise known as a local as she reinvents her life there and finds love. But all is not as it seems.
“Jessica Lost Her Wobble” is J. Schlenker’s first novel.
My bucket list is minimal. As far as my writing endeavor is concerned, one of my goals was to have my books make it as a book club selection. Jessica Lost Her Wobble achieved that. Another goal was for my ebooks to make it to OverDrive. OverDrive is ebook checkout for libraries. Both books made it to Kentucky Unbounded Libraries OverDrive program yesterday, and today I saw where one is already reached the status of On Hold. So someone is hopefully reading it.
I was so nervous, as public speaking is one of my biggest fears. Yet, I believe, it turned out well. Jessica Lost Her Wobble, my first book, published in December of 2015, was chosen as a book club selection for the Novel Tea Book Club which meets at the Boyd County Library in Ashland, Kentucky.
In honor of the occasion, I gave the book, the Kindle version, a new look. I am still in the process of updating the print copy. I made some minor changes within the book, added a couple of quotes relevant to the book, and added Discussion Questions. I hope to have the print version changed by mid September or sooner, as well as adding the book to other venues other than Amazon.
Now, I’m ready for more book clubs. So, if you know of any, let me know.
One big change is the cover. I was able to add another badge – a five star award from Readers’ Favorite.