Readers’ Favorite Award Ceremony 2022 in Miami

What a great weekend my husband and I just had as we attended the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Awards Ceremony. We used the weekend to not only celebrate my awards, but also our 20th anniversary which was at the end of September.

I’ve been writing since Oct 2010, and I have won a few awards, but I have never attended an award ceremony before. It was a blast! I met new friends, ran into a few that I had lost contact with, and even learned a few things along the way.

Actually having the honor of walking across the stage to receive my awards was humbling, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to do that with the first three Rise Again Warrior Books. Because of the pandemic, the ceremony wasn’t held the last three years, so this year, they honored everyone authors and illustrators from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

In the Military Fiction category, Mission: Believe won Bronze in 2020. Mission: Accept won Gold in 2021 and Mission Repair won Gold in 2022. Check out the video my husband took of my crossing the stage.

I huge thank you to all my readers, and to those at Readers’ Favorite who put the award ceremony on!

Taking a Me Break

The last year has been rough. Between health, house issues, and mental health, I have been in a constant state of up and down for months, and it’s time to take a break.

Generally, when I needed to feel better, I turned to my writing. I would lose myself in my stories, passionate about what I was doing. I always thrived on my crazy busy schedule, and I lived for deadlines, but it’s time to take a different approach, and that approach will affect my current schedule of books.

In early November, I had hand surgery. Four weeks later, I was back to work. Shortly after Christmas, I ended up being sick for a month. Then I got back, only to have surgery again in early March. Now as we start April, I’m still recovering from my major facial surgery, and my mental and physical health is in dire need of a jump start.

So that’s what I am going to be going. I’m going to take some time off to focus on my physical and mental health. I will still be writing, but I will only be doing a fraction of what I typically do.

What does that mean for the books coming out? Well, many of them are being put on hold. I hold myself to a high standard, and if I can’t write to that standard, then why write? Right now, I need to focus my energy on myself.

How long of a break will I take? Well, let’s just say that it will be at least three months, but it could be longer if I find that I need more time.

What books will be on hold?  Let’s take a look.

Finding Love on a Dude Ranch will release on April 8th. Evan, Loving a Winston Series, Book 2, will be released in later April (Not May as originally reported)

Reckoning (Blue Blood Returns Series, Book 5), is one that will be on hold but I do hope to have that released before the summer.

Mission: Gratitude (Rise Again Warrior Series, Book 5), originally set for July release, will release later this year. I do not have a date at this time. This series is so near and dear to me that I want to make sure I am in my best mindset to write it.

That brings me to the Twisted Love Series that is co-written with Amy Manemann. Amy is currently working on the next book, Love Crossed, and while the publication date may change slightly, we still anticipate the book coming out this summer. The final two books in the series, Love Twisted, and Love Lies, will release later this year.

Typically, I look at my books 5-7 months out and plan on when they will release, put them on pre-order, and then write them. For the next year, I’m going to change that, and focus on writing stories a bit slower, and once they are ready, do a release without a preorder.

This will allow me to focus on my health, my home, and my family. It has been a tough decision, but one I am not regretting. I hope that my readers can respect and appreciate my decision, and I look forward to getting back into the swing of writing, once I find myself, mentally and physically again.

Mission: Accept wins the Gold!

Just announced!

Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Mission: Accept” by Stacy Eaton in its annual international book award contest, currently available at

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

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We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

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Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Mission: Accept” by Stacy Eaton won the Gold Medal in the Fiction – Military category.

You can learn more about Stacy Eaton and “Mission: Accept” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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