Author, Editor, Publisher, Coach

Hey, who doesn’t like awards?

Come on, we all love awards. Face it: nothing beats recognition from your peers for a job well done.

 These days, many organizations water down awards by giving them to everyone who participates, apparently making the point that if you have a pulse, you’re a winner. Okay, okay… I’ll not go down that road.

Still, we know a real award when we see it, usually because there are many entrants and few winners.

And so, I am pleased to announce that Kimberly Kinrade, one of our authors with Evolved Publishing, has won a Forward National Literature Award. If you go to that link and scroll down to the Second Place finishers, under Drama, you’ll find her book, Forbidden Mind.

I’m happy to say that I participated in that project as editor. The story is all hers, of course, but I made my own modest contribution. Fun! Gosh, awards are cool.

We’ve established Evolved Publishing around a few core philosophies, one of which is simple and unwavering: Quality Matters! I’d say Kimberly’s award is evidence that we’re on the right track.

‘Til next time, and as always, remember: To write well, you must work hard. To succeed in this tough gig, you mustn’t be lazy (or discouraged).



  1. Kimberly Kinrade

    Lane's contribution was more than modest. Yes, it's my story, but Lane is a killer editor who made my book a million times stronger, and did it super fast so I could enter this contest! 🙂 So thank you, Lane, for everything you do to make my prose stronger! It's your editorial skills, in combination with Evolved's business structure, that convinced me to make Evolved home for my books!

    • Lane_Diamond

      You're too kind. And it was my pleasure. Awards are just the bomb!

  2. amandapoverseas

    Hurray for awards. Congratulations, Kimberly (and Lane, for your contribution).

    • Lane_Diamond

      Thanks, Amanda. Fun stuff.

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