Sit Stay Pray Named National Book Award Finalist

Dear Readers,

I feel guilty announcing this now because of the enormous crisis the world is going through, but, as my loyal followers, I thought you’d want to hear our good news.  We could all use a day brightener, could we not?

Momma and I just received word that my latest book, Sit Stay Pray, has been named a finalist in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s 32nd annual Benjamin Franklin Awards program!  We are one of three finalists in the humor category.

This year there were almost 1,700 entries and 164 finalists.  The ceremony to announce the winners, originally scheduled for April 3 in Redondo Beach, CA, was cancelled and now will be held online in early May.  One finalist in each of the fifty plus categories will be named a Gold winner and the remaining two will become Silver winners.  Momma and I could not be more grateful and excited to be among the finalists.

For more on the program, you can go to

As many of you may remember (Momma’s made me write about it enough), we won a Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year Award for Lina Unleashed, so we are actually two for two!  Speaking for both of us — which I’m going to take the liberty of doing — I think maybe we’ve got something good going on here!

All of this pales in comparison, of course, to what’s taking place right now in our country and the world.  I hope you, like Momma and me, are taking measures to stay healthy and help turn the corner on the corona virus crisis.  We are praying day and night over it.

Lina, Proud but Concerned Pup


8 thoughts on “Sit Stay Pray Named National Book Award Finalist

  1. So happy for you Lina and Robin!! I know how much time and effort went into creating this fun, fun, fun book. As I mentioned at our meeting, it had me laughing out loud. And yes it is nice to hear good news.
    Congratulations to you both.


  2. Congratulations!! Very excited for you both! It is quite nice to hear some GOOD NEWS for a change! I wish the best for you both!! Go Gold!! Stay well and safe!
    Your friend,
    Cruz and his Mom!


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