Exciting news! A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die is a finalist in five categories of the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards.
A Good Goodbye is the only finalist in the Family/Parenting category (does that make it an automatic first place?). In addition, it is a finalist in the Nonfiction, Reference, Religious, and Self-Help categories.
The finalists were announced on September 23, and the winners will be announced at the awards banquet on November 18, 2011. Stay tuned for results on November 19!
A Good Goodbye continues to garner awards. It was a finalist in the Family & Relationships category of the 2010 national Book of the Year Awards from ForeWord Reviews and won first place in SouthWest Writers annual writing contest in the Nonfiction Book category. It also was recognized in New Mexico Press Women’s 2011 Communications Contest when it placed third in the Nonfiction Book-General category.