This year is the 50th anniversary of the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), the oldest literary award in the southeast. This year, 108 Georgia authors in 11 categories have been nominated! Click here for a full list of the nominees. (Note, if the links are not working it is because the GAYA sites are temporarily down. Refer to the release at the bottom of the post for more information.) My book has been nominated for the “First Novel” category. One winner and one finalist for each category will be announced at the GAYA ceremony on June 7, 2014 . The banquet and ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom (room 400) of the Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia. KSU Center in Kennesaw, GA. If you are interested in attending, click here to register. I hope to see you at the banquet and ceremony! Please leave me a comment if you plan on attending so I can find you there!