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‘Rise and Fall’ was nominated for The Book Awards by Amazon readers, and I am very pleased to say came first place.

I didn’t even realise that I was competing for the award until two days prior to the votes ending, when fellow crime author (and a previous winner of the award herself for her book Beyond Evidence), Emma Clapperton tweeted me to wish me luck.
When I found out that I’d won I was over the moon.
 
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The ‘Grit-lit’ genre has a large following and the readers are great when it comes to supporting their favourite authors so knowing that it’s the readers that have voted makes it even more amazing. 
 

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In December ‘Rise and Fall’ will go up against JK Rowling’s ‘Casual Vacancy’ for The Book Awards annual award, and although I doubt very much that I will win against such a prolific writer, its still amazing to be even in the running.
 
 

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So Thank-you to every single one of you who voted – it means so much. 

~ Casey x

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