From the author of "The Existence of Pity" and "Courage Without Grace"
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Courage Without Grace is the NIEA Winner for New Age Fiction!
I entered Courage Without Grace in two categories for the 16th annual NIEA awards, Women's Fiction and New Age Fiction, after reading an article by Abbey Campbell Cook called, "5 Reasons We Need More New Age Fiction." You can read it here:
Thanks to Cook's article, I had a sneaking suspicion my book could fit in that odd little category.
On a quest to find the truth, I discovered that New Age fiction has spiritual components, motivational psychology, growth in consciousness, and a worldview that respects the diversity of life and cultures. Also called Visionary Fiction, it can be inspirational and has no gratuitous violence. It's self-help with a story.
And guess what? NIEA chose Courage Without Grace as the winner in the New Age Fiction category!