Men of the Cross – a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree!

I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you! Men of the Cross has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion! Can you say ‘awesome’? When the email arrived from indieBRAG president Geri Clouston I stared at the subject line “The B.R.A.G. Medallion.” My heart went through the roof. I had to read the email 5 times before I believed it.

Men of the Cross has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion!

“I am pleased to inform you…”

Let me tell you why this is such a tremendous honor. Did you know that over 70,000 new ebooks have been published on Amazon in the last 30 days? That is insane! I thought it was bad when the number was 30,000! Being ‘discovered’ is especially difficult for indie, or self-published, authors.

indieBRAG – the Book Readers Appreciation Group – has a two-fold mission: “to discover new talented self-published authors”; and to “provide an independent, broad-based and reader-centric source to advise the public which indie book merit the investment of their time and money.” How do they do this? There is a selective review process: 50% of books submitted for review do not make it past an initial screening where indieBRAG looks for minimum standards of quality and content. If a book passes phase 1, it is read by a several individuals who look at plot, writing style, characters, copy editing, dialogue, and cover/interior layout. Forty percent (40%) of books are rejected. Ultimately, only 10% are awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. WOW! I can’t tell you how great it makes me feel to be with that 10%!

Learn more about indieBRAG on their website. Medallion honoree Alison Morton has a great interview on her site with President Geri Clouston.

Indie authors need your support.
Check out all the honorees (by genre).
I bet you might find a new book to love.
And while you’re there, go find Men of the Cross in the Historical Fiction section.
Order through the Amazon or B&N links on indieBrag to help
indieBRAG get credit for the sale.



  1. Matthew Harffy (@MatthewHarffy) Avatar

    Awesome! Well done, Char!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thank you, Matthew!! It is very exciting and such an honor.

  2. stormwatch1977 Avatar

    Congrats Char!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thanks, Steven! Glad to see you’re working on Robin Hood #3! You may have that done before I publish book 2 of Battle Scars, though I’m almost to THE END. Of course, that’s followed by another round of edits, beta readers, and more editing. Ah, the writer’s life. 🙂

      1. stormwatch1977 Avatar

        I don’t think I’ll be finished at least until next spring Char, so you’ll probably be done before me. Good luck with it, it feels great when you realise you’ve written TWO books!

        1. Char Avatar

          Absolutely! It’s always a rush of adrenaline when you write those magic words “THE END.” I’m hopeful the revisions go quickly – getting almost weekly feedback from my writers group helps, especially when they say “I wouldn’t change a thing.” 🙂 I’ll keep my fingers crossed for both of us.

  3. Misty Avatar

    I’m so happy for you! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! *^_^*

    1. Char Avatar

      Thank you, Misty. 🙂

  4. Cynthia Robertson Avatar

    Congratulations, Char!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. jadey36 Avatar


    1. Char Avatar

      🙂 🙂

  6. Beth Turtle Avatar
    Beth Turtle

    Yes, you can BRAG – this is a terrific honor! Congratulations!!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thank you, Beth! And thanks for your encouraging words.

  7. layeredpages Avatar

    Congrats, Char! Praise indeed!

    1. Char Avatar

      Thanks so much, Stephanie. And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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