Michelle Buckley

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Trippin' Is A Winner

They like me...they really, really like me...

First a "Fresh Breeze" (Black Issues Book Review Magazine July/August 2005)...AND NOW THIS! :-)

I have officially won my first literary award. My novel Trippin' was selected along with two other fine novels as the BEST GENERAL FICTION NOVEL OF 2006 by the popular website blackrefer.com. For those that don't know, blackrefer.com, is one of the largest black website directories on the 'Net -- it's the ultimate online referral site for all things African-American.

Anyway...I don't have a speech prepared, but I'm truly honored all the same. See below for the full list of literary winners!

THANK YOU DELORES THORNTON AND BLACKREFER.COM!!!!
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Here is Delores' review for my book:

What happens when a disenchanted housewife decides to add spice to a faltering marriage? Meet Dr. Madetra Price, who with the help of twin sister Kaylantra Ellis (an Internet website porn operator), starts a travel club. The sisters, along with five other wildly impractical, twenty to thirty-something professionals make up Destination: Anticipation Travel Club, simply called DAT Club.

The club starts off innocently enough, but somewhere between a trip to the Mall of America; a visit to Lake Tahoe, and a buck-wild outing at a nude resort, things get totally out of control! In August, just before DAT Club's one year anniversary, the group starts to fall apart and Madetra plans to disband; Las Vegas will be the last trip. So many things are going wrong when tragedy strikes -- setting someone on a deadly course of revenge.

In this tale of betrayal, lust, and love, Buckley takes the reader on a wild ride they won't soon forget. Excellent!
Blackrefer.com's
Reviewer's
Choice Awards


The following list which represents Blackrefer.com's Best Books for 2006, was compiled by Delores Thornton an author, interviewer, columnist and talk show host. As such, she reads hundreds of books a year. Some are good, others are exceptional. Blackrefer.com decided to acknowledge some of the outstanding reads of 2006. We commend these authors and other literary enthusiasts and wish them success with all future works!

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Best General Fiction 3-way tie:
In The Winter Of Her Season, Joan Robertson;
Instant Message (IM), Barbara Jones/Steven Jackson;
Trippin', Michelle Buckley

Best Nonfiction:
Break The Silence, Break The Chains, Stella S. Sabina

Best Mystery 2-way tie:
Black Rain, Vincent Alexandria;
Never Trust Your Dreams, Tim Smith

Best Novella:
Secret Lovers, Patricia Anne Phillips, Maxine Thompson, Michelle McGriff

Best Poetry General:
Tears of a Woman: The Light Within, Mocha Sistah

Best Poetry Inspirational:
Poems From The Heart, Annette Hoggs-Jackson

Best Autobiography:
Journey Through Darkness, Angela Jennings

Best Romance:
Dreaming of You, Francis Ray

Best Online Literary Forum:
Sexy Ebony BBW Book Club

Best Online eNewsmagazine:
The Rock

10 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, Ms. Award Winning Author! This is wonderful news. Do something special to celebrate!

3:45 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Michelle said...

Girl....I'm on it! Thanks for the congrats. I've been nominated for other writing awards, but this is my first win! YAAAAAY! I so proud! :-)

4:05 PM, December 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't a happened to a nicer girl! 'Course, I'll say that when Gwyneth gets her first or next award too. But, you know, I'm biased. In the meantime, Wooo-hoooo!

4:58 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger TDJ said...

Congratulations! I just read "Bulletproof Soul" over the weekend, which I loved, so I'm sure "Trippin'" is wonderful too! Enjoy the win!

5:58 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Michelle said...

@ Kimber An -- thanks for the Wooo-hoooo! It's nice to know that all that toiling you do when writing can pay off in nice ways like this! It's great when your work is publicly appreciated. You're next!

@ TDJ -- I'm glad you liked Bulletproof Soul. Trippin' is totally different girl. You wouldn't even think the same person wrote it! LOL...It was my attempt at walking on the wild side!

6:48 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger TDJ said...

lol @ Michelle. The wild side huh? I'll be sure to pick it up soon. We seem to have alot in common, so I look forward to it.

7:31 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Michelle said...

TDJ -- it's pretty wild -- features a serial killer with interesting ideas about mixing sex with murder! LORD FORGIVE ME! :-) But I have to admit it was too fun to write!

7:41 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Stephen Bess said...

That's fantastic!!! That must be a great feeling. Wow! Christmas is early. :)

11:31 AM, December 12, 2006  
Blogger Rose said...

I really like you I really do. I had no doubt you would win, you are a great writer. Congratulations!

5:28 PM, December 12, 2006  
Blogger ORION said...

Good for you!
Way to go.
Much Aloha to you,
Pat

1:40 AM, January 10, 2007  

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