Books to authors are like children to mothers–we fret over having every last thought in place, every emotion captured perfectly, every character truly as likable or dislikable as they were intended to be. And just as a mother cheers when her child is given accolades, we cheer when our books receive awards…so please forgive me while I stand up and shout from the rooftop SPARE CHANGE JUST WON ANOTHER AWARD!

It’s true…Not only did SPARE CHANGE win the Reader Views Literary Fiction Award for the Southeast Region, it is also a FINALIST for the Reader Views General Fiction Literary Award…and this mom couldn’t be prouder.

Spare Change is one of those Southern babies I tend to favor (I think it’s because I hear my mom’s voice in so many characters.)  Anyway, I tend to watch over this book a bit more than the others and so far it is truly doing me proud–not only for winning awards and being voted into the #1 spot on the Goodreads List of Best Unknown Books but, more importantly, for the wonderful reader reviews it has received.

A very special THANK YOU to all the readers who read the book and posted a review.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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