Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy and Lucy

“It’s okay kid. Friday is here. Go nuts.”

 

Another Friday and another week is in the history books.

This week brought a pleasant surprise for Gwen Plano and me. The Contract was selected as a finalist in the Independent Author Network’s 2018 Book of the Year Awards.

The Contract

Gwen and I are very pleased since the finalist designation was in three categories: Thriller/Suspense,  Paranormal/Supernatural, and Romance.

Speaking of Gwen. She is currently transitioning to a new blog and would appreciate a visit and follow. Her new address is http://gwenmplano.com

Today’s JohnKu talks about awards. I hope you have a super weekend.

Awards by John W. Howell © 2108

When someone else says,

Your work has good quality . . .

It means quite a bit.

Thank you to everyone who has read and to those who have reviewed The Contract. We do appreciate you.

85 comments

  1. Congratulations to you and Gwen, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😀

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Suzanne. 🙂

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Like you, John, I’m ever so grateful for readers, reviewers and the rare award. Have a great day, and thank you for the mention.:)

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    1. Always a pleasure, Gwen.

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  3. Congratulations to you both! This is exciting and well-deserved news. Thanks for the heads-up on Gwen’s new blog, John. I’m happy she’s switched to WP. For whatever reason, I was never able to follow her other blog. Great picture, John…I love the caption. Happy Friday!

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    1. Yeah, I never liked that other one. You had to sign in for any comment or reply. Thanks, Jill

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Jill. ♥

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  4. Congratulations John & Gwen. Three cheers for Friday arriving on time.

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    1. LOL, Dan. I always like it when Friday gets here on time.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Dan. Also, I so appreciate you following my blog. 🙂

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  5. Congratulations! These are the times when all the effort is worthwhile. Well done to both of you. 👏

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    1. Thanks, Darlene.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Darlene. It was a fun endeavor. 🙂

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  6. Congratulations! That’s awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Charles.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  7. Happy Friday and Congratulations to you both!

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    1. Thank you, Marie

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thanks so much, Marie.

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  8. Congratulations. How, we’ll hope that you end up winners as well as nominees!

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    1. I hope you have a better editor than I do. That would be ‘Now.’

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    2. Finalist is the final. We made it to the end then “whap.” “Here is your finalist award.”

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    3. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much.

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  9. Congratulations to you both.

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    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Staci. 🙂

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  10. Congrats to you and Gwen! It does feel great to receive official accolades, it really validates our work. Great Haiku, John! Wishing you both continued success! ❤ xx

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    1. Thank you, Vashti

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much Vashti. ♥

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  11. That’s awesome news about The Contract. Congrats to you and Gwen!
    And I just hopped over and give her new blog a follow.
    Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😀

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Mae. Big hugs…

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  12. Congratulations you guys.

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    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you very much, Craig.

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  13. Congratulations to the two of you!

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    1. Thank you so much. 😀

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you very much.

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  14. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Yay! Such great news:)

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    1. Thank you Denise.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Denise. ♥

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  15. Congratulations to you both!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you very much, Marc.

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  16. You are so right, John. It does mean quite a bit! Congrats to you and Gwen. I couldn’t be more proud if it was my own book!!

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    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Jan. ♥

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  17. Congratulations John, that is good news. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Congratulations to both of you! I will check out her new blog.

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    1. Thabnk you, Jo.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Jo. Have a great day!

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  19. Wow, John — congratulations! That’s wonderful to hear. Way to go. TGIF hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you for the good wishes, Teagan. And, all the best to you on your launch of Atonement. It looks amazing! 🙂

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      1. Thank you kindly, Gwen. Even though I’ve managed to finish other stories, this one has been a long time in the making… and finishing… and editing. 😉 Hugs.

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  20. I’m so delighted that The Contract has been selected! It’s such a marvelous read. Huge congratulations to both John and Gwen!🌹

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Soooz. ♥

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      1. ❤️️

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  21. Congratulations, Gwen and John!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Mary. 🙂

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  22. Awesome news, John – big congrats to you and Gwen!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😀

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you so much, Teri. Have a great day!

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  23. That’s awesome, John! Congrats to you both, and I love the photo and caption, too. Happy Weekend! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren.

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    2. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Lauren. Have a fantastic day. 🙂

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  24. Awesome news, John — congrats to you and Gwen!!!

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    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      Thank you, Debbie. Have a great day! 🙂

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      1. You, too, Gwen!

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    2. Thank you, Debbie.

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  25. Congratulations to both of you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. 🙂

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  26. Congratulations to you both on the nomination! I hope you win!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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