Thursday, May 25, 2017

My First Award, My First RAP Event

Los Angeles, May 18th, 2017: The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognize Winners and Finalists from this year's competition.
The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.
​Finalist in the Women's Fiction category: The Existence of Pity by Jeannie Zokan   (Woohoo!)
Winners and finalists are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content” in a wide range of genres. Sponsorships and monetary prizes are awarded to juried titles as well. For more information please visit:

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AND... If you're in the Aversboro, NC area, stop in at our Scene Bites event. I'll be serving coffee!
I'm excited to meet other authors who have been published by Red Adept Publishing. Nervous, yes, but excited! I've followed each of their books and can't wait to talk about our shared experiences, and to learn from them. I have SO MANY questions! Stay tuned for pictures from the event!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Latest Review in Utopia

Utopia State of Mind, a beautiful blog, just posted their review of "The Existence of Pity," and I love it! Follow this link to see the thoughtful -- and thought-provoking -- review!
Utopia State of Mind

A blurb from the blog post: "I hope that by the end of reading this novel yourself, we can talk about how we feel about their actions and the meaning of the title. (Really, such a well thought out title!)"

Have you read The Existence of Pity? What do you think of the title?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It's Goodreads Giveaway Time!

Here's your chance to win a signed copy of my book!
I'm giving away two copies but the giveaway ends on Monday, May 8, so you'd better hurry!

The Existence of Pity by Jeannie ZokanThe Existence of Pity

Release date: Nov 14, 2016
Enter for a chance to win a free signed copy of "The Existence of Pity" by Jeannie Zokan!
Called "an impressive debut" by Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Vine Voice Reviewer, Josie’s coming-of-age story is irresistibly hard to put down. Flawed characters, shattered beliefs, unexpected twists, unshakable love, “The Existence of Pity” is told with heart and depth with the exotic and beautiful country of Colombia as its backdrop. Bestselling author Gail Cleare says, “The story shines a light on how similar we humans all are, in our yearnings, fears, and imperfections.”
Good luck :)