This Happened…

The Legend of the Lumenstones received perfect ratings across all categories in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published book competition for 2018.

Judges comments:


“You’ve created a world and set of characters that ranks up there with the great quest novels like The Lord of the Rings and even Harry Potter. I enjoyed your succinct writing style that brought all this to life without overdoing the descriptions. I felt I was right alongside Mattoby and his motley crew as they go in search of the lumenstones. I loved the adventures they go through. I like how you made your characters believable and not one dimensional. You gave them each distinct personalities that weren’t stereotypical. Your pacing was wonderful – I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. Great fantasy fiction.” – Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.


Ratings scaled from 0 to 5, with 5 considered “outstanding”:

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design: 5

Plot and Story Appeal: 5

Character Appeal and Development: 5

Voice and Writing Style: 5


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Books 1-3

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Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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53 thoughts on “This Happened…

  1. Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations to you, Tanya! I remember a discussion with you a long time back where I said, about how your writing is literary rich and you creativity adds value to literature.
    Wish you more success!

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    1. Thank you! I remember that too, Amitav! I think that support from our family and friends allows us to keep creating, exploring and growing our craft. You have been a friend and a huge support from the beginning of my blog. I am grateful. ☺

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  2. Good for you. What a well deserved honor. It’s great to infinity that really good authors are being recognized in this way.! Congrats❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me. I have a number of projects in the works right now, including the follow-up novel to this book. The review is a good motivator, but I would be nowhere without all the love and support from family and friends, especially in our blogging community. 💕☺

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      1. It was an incredible review. Your book was well received all around. I know exactly the person who will cherish this book. for a Christmas present. Happy day to you.

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  3. Tanya! Wow! Congratulations! That’s fantastic!!

    Definitely adding it to my list. I much prefer having the real copies to the ebooks but the postage to Australia means I have to pace my buying!
    I’m so happy for you!

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa!💕 I am working on the next book in the series along with a few other projects, so it was a timely motivator.

      I know what you mean about holding a real book in your hands. I feel the same way! 😊

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