My Dear Readers,
I was voted author of the Year at Spillwords Press NYC (2020). I am deeply grateful to those of you who voted for me.
Thank you to you, and to the incredible team who runs Spillwords Press.
I am deeply humbled and honored by this recognition. However, I’ve never written for the purpose of receiving an award. I’ve always written to touch others’ souls. If this award will allow me to reach more people, I will certainly consider it a win. I was not taught to think “I.” I was taught the think “we.”
Without my students I am not a professor, and without my readers I am not an author. This award belongs to you as much as it belongs to me, and to those you have supported me in my journey in life until this point.
Check winners by category here.
@Gabriela Marie Milton
240 thoughts on “Thank you! I was voted Author of the Year (2020) at Spillwords Press #award”
Congratulations, well deserved 😊
Thank you so much, my dear.
Congratulations Gabriela! What an awesome news and well deserved!!! 💕
Thank you so much sweetheart. I really appreciate your kind words and your support.
Thank you 🙂
Yayy congratulations 💕
Aw… thank you, sweetheart.
My pleasure, I had a question. Can I email it?
Email what sweetheart? Email me? I am afraid I do not understand the question. I am waiting for you to clarify it.
I had a question regarding writing 🤗
You can definitely email me at email@example.com
Well- deserved! 🎉
Paula, thank you for your support all along.
Congrats! This is awesome 🙂
Thank you Natalie 🙂
Félicitations Gabriela !
Merci beaucoup ma cherie!
Heartfelt congratulations.. Keep Rising.. 💞💕💞
Oh, you are a sweetheart, thank you 💕
You supposed me all along. Thank you so much dear.
It’s always a pleasure
I could only make out a few lines on the bio but…you’re a University Professor? Nice. You’re a good person too.
Thank you Jared. Your comment means a lot to me. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Thank you Leonie 🌺
I am so grateful and happy for you. I understand why you were awarded this prestigious award – well deserved. I got nominated for The Sunshine Blogger II award and I was very honored. However I worried so much about leaving out others that deserved it far more than me. I ended up with what appears to be shingles on the right side of my face this am. I am on my way to the Dr. now. With all my love and happiness for you. Your friend. Love 💕 Joni
Thank you for the congrats and for your beautiful comment Joni. I saw your nomination and I left a comment. Anyway, for the moment, please take care of yourself, hon. This is the most important thing.
Keep me updated.
Plenty of love to you too, Joni.
Thank you sweet friend. Your support means so much. Your very kind. I have a ways to go with my writing. I have written a poem I think may be good enough publish. Have a blessed day. By the way you are the cutest little thing in your pictures. What a darling. Love 💕 Joni.
Joni, your work is wonderful and you are more than ready to publish. So please do it.
Oh, that picture! That’s a long story for another time. Thank you again for all your darling words and please take care of yourself, hon
Thank you for your encouragement, I will submit some poetry. Love 💕 Joni
Love to you too 🌸 you will be published.
I saw their post this morning and was awaiting your announcement. You know I am a big fan and this is so well deserved. Continued success in all your endeavors! ❤
Thank you so much Brad. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your support. May happiness be with you forever. May you be happy and fulfill your dreams.
Congratulations. It’s really a great achievement.
My most sincere thanks Ajid.
Congratulations! This made me so happy!!
Thank you very much, Himna. Your beautiful words made me happier.
Hearty congratulations Gabriela! It’s a privilege to be able to read your writings here on wordpress 🙂
Daya, that is such a sweet thing to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s a pleasure to read your work too my dear
Thank you, Andrew!
Well, my friend, you know this Englishman could not be more pleased for you! Congratulations, Gabriela, I’m smiling more than usual! Tea some time for two – for now, I raise my cup to you.
And you know I am elated to receive congratulations from the English gentleman that you are. Thank you, Eric.
“Tea some time for two” It sounds great. I would love to.
Have a lovely evening.
My thanks and my best wishes to you
Congrats! I’m thrilled for you 🙂
Thank you Mat. Congrats to you too 😉
What a wonderful accomplishment, and recognition Gabriela. Congratulations!
Aw.. Rob, thank you so much. It means a lot that you are here for me.
Congratulations! That is exciting!😊
Thank you my dearest, Tanya.
Wow, Gab, I’m so proud of you. So well-deserved. Cherish it. ❤️
Thank you, Bo. I am so grateful to you for your help. I am worried a bit about you guys, but in my heart I know things will be more than fine.
Lots of love to everyone., Bo
Keep punching 🙂
You know that movie How I stopped worrying? We’ll be fine, Gab. B’s mom always bounces back. She’s a tough cookie. I’m sure we’ll find sth. corresponding. No’s have to end one day.
(Now go enjoy. I’ll toast for you)
Oh, I know B’s mom is tough. I don’t doubt that.
I can’t go celebrate. I have a leave to teach in about one hour. See, Bo,. I am tough too.
Thank you, thank you and please keep me updated.
Teachers should stick together. Kisses. Will do.
Thank you River! That is very kind of you!
You’re welcome, it’s well-deserved.
Thank you Sheree 🙏💕🌸
Well my dear friend I am so very happy for you! You deserve it! Enhorabuena! Congratulations a million times!!!
Con mil abrazos valencianos para ti,
Thank you Francisco. Thank you for vote and your support. I don’t know If I deserve it. I know that I am deeply grateful to everyone who supported me.
Abrazos americanos para ti,
It’s a great honor and we all voted with a true sense of knowledge that you deserve it! De nada, y que pases un bello dia,
Francisco, el Matador!
Gracias de todo corazón. Eres un buen amigo. Que tengas una buena noche.
Hasta manana, matodor.
Hasta mañana amiga mía y que esté día sea una maravilla…
Many many congratulations Gabriela! 💕
Thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥️
A bright start to your year 😁
Thank you. I really appreciate that.
Judy, thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
You’re welcome, I’m happy for your achievement, you serve it🤗❣️
Thank you so much!
How wonderful! Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈
Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dearest Tamara 🤗💕🌸💝
Bravo! This is wonderful news.
Congratulations…so well deserved Gabriela! <3
Thank you Rene. Those kind words mean a lot coming from you.
I am so happy for you, its a wonderful honor and one you truly deserve! xoxoxo
Congratulations ! 👏👏👏
My most sincere thanks 💝💕🌸
Congratulations, Gabriela! 🙂
Thank you so much, Lauren 🤗💕❤️🌺
Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dearest Laci. Hugs to you 🤗
You are welcome! It is well deserved!
Thank you 🙂
Many congratulations, dear Gabriela! Well deserved! 😘❤️🌹
Thank you so much, Simona. Your words touch my heart.
You are most welcome, Gabriela! Lots of love 😘❤️🌹
Congratulations G! You deserve this award.
Thank you kindly Nico. Peace and blessings to you.
Congratulations Gabriela! So thrilled to see this…and thank you for your poetry!
Thank you, Vidur. I am blessed to have you as a friend. And thank you for your poetry too.
Have a beautiful rest of the day.
Oh my!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you and so proud of you!!! And I love the photo 💞. That shine in your eyes, a glimpse of that gorgeous soul beneath. Beautiful inside and out. You completely deserve this, your talent is unsurpassed. I’m going to squeal with delight when I hold your book in my hands.
This “I’ve always written to touch others’ souls.” My dear friend, that is exactly what you do. Time and time again.
Congratulations, please tell me you are going to celebrate. Details, please 😉. Love and hugs, as always xoxoxox
Rachel!!! Your words rain love on me. Thank you!!!!!
“And I love the photo.” Thank you Rachel but that photo is so stretched to fit the requirements for “landscape” that the person in that picture does not even look like me. Probably for the best.
“your talent is unsurpassed.” That is so sweet of you but there are so many talented writers whose talent surpasses mine; including you my fabulous friend.
“I’ve always written to touch others’ souls.” My dear friend, that is exactly what you do. I really hope that happens. That is what keeps me going.
Celebrate? Haha. What does that mean anymore?
You know, after my father passed away in August I can’t say I am not going out but I am not myself yet.
I guess this evening is going to be quiet.
Love and thousands of thanks to my darling friend, Rachel.
Gabriela! I’m glad my words made you feel loved and special, you are very much that, and not just by me, by so many of your followers – whose souls you touch. That is absolutely indisputable.
I am so sorry you still don’t feel yourself. Losing your father…. the grief of that I imagine runs very deep and strong… I hope that as time goes by you feel more and more of yourself return.
If your evening was quiet, I hope at the very least it included a moment or two of self recognition and congratulation. I ‘cheersed’ you 🥂 ♥️♥️
Congratulations Gabriela. ❤ I seem to be slow in the uptake lately. I hope you know I wish you the best always. I know every time you post it’s going to be something moving. I also cherish you as a reader of my humble posts which have become fewer lately because of emotional reasons. But I’ll get over it. Your posts give me strength of heart. Thank you for being who you are. 💕🌹
Thank you so much, Jen. I do know you wish the best always. Your posts are beautiful and I truly enjoy reading them.
“posts which have become fewer lately because of emotional reasons.” Should I be concerned, Jen?
“But I’ll get over it.” Promise?
“Your posts give me strength of heart.” This is one of the most beautiful things I heard today. Thank you for these precious words.
Blessing, peace and come back to writing, Jen.
No need for concern Hon, but thank you for asking. 💜 I’ve been working on a couple of new posts and slowly getting out of my funk. MISS HEPBURN wrote something to me once. That basically said we all feel better if someones cares and expresses it in some way. Thank you so much for responding to me. Your posts really do help.
I still have a ways to go but I’m a survivor. xoxoxo 💯%
Jen, my dear, thank you for reply so quick.
“we all feel better if someones cares and expresses it in some way” Honestly, Jen I do care. I hope you shorten those ways and get where you want to be sooner rather then later.
A ray of sunshine from me to you. May you make that ray into the most beautiful sun.
Love and hugs.
Thank you Gabriela. And do a little basking in your success. Once again, Congratulations! 💐🌼🌻🌸💕🌹❤ Thank you for the sunshine!!
Most hearty congratulations!
Thank you so much dear. I hope everything is well with you.
And with you.
So well deserved ❤️
Oh, thank you so much.
so so deserving and loved in every sense – so very happy for you dear one. your words make a difference.
Thank you Gina. Yours do too. And your support also.
Morning must be coming there.
Have a loveliest weekend ever.
Love and hugs to you.
yes sweetie, sun rise about minutes ago, now I must head to work, blessings for a peaceful evening as you enjoy the success of your talent and hard work.
A wonderful day and lots of blessings to you too Gina.
Thank you 🧚♂️🙏
Thank you so much ❤️🤗💕
Many congratulations G. This is great. Sensational & inspirational. Much love.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope it’s inspiring. Much love to you too.
Thank you so much my dear ♥️🌸💕🤗
I just saw that when I visited their site yesterday! What an accomplishment, and well deserved, too. Congratulations!!
Thank you so much. I am elated I got the award. Also I am aware of how much I owe
To the blogging community. Sorry I pressed send to soon.
You were definitely the right person to receive the award. So happy for you!
That is awesome!! I’m so happy for you, Gabriela! Totally deserved! 🙂
Aw.. Susi, thank you so much 🤗💝🌸
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Congratulations dear Gabriela 💗💗💗 you deserve this….. what and how you write is truly amazing!!! Lots of love❤
Thank you so much my dear Ishita. I am deeply grateful to you for your wonderful words. 🌸💕
Thank you dear Papaya. 😘
Thank you so much.
Yay! Congratulations! There was never any doubt in my mind that you would win this. You know how high my opinion of your work is, and I love to see you receive the credit you deserve. “I’ve always written to touch others’ souls.” You have certainly achieved this goal as well, time and time and again.
Congratulations again, and have a marvelous day.
David, I have no words to thank you for your help all along. You have been such a wonderful friend and such a great supporter. After the nomination I can’t do anything without the help of my followers. You saw how many nominees Spill-words listed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me.
On a different note, my friends seem to be doing better. Take it easy on them please 🙂 🙂 🙂
Have a lovely weekend.
You are very welcome. It’s been my pleasure. You’ve been a great supporter for me also, and that has been a large factor in keeping me writing, which I appreciate beyond words.
Yes, they are doing better, and will continue to do so. It only goes up from here.
My pleasure, David.
“Yes, they are doing better, and will continue to do so. It only goes up from here.” I am glad to hear that. I am not kidding when I say you are a great writer. You are. I got so attached to the characters you created that the other day when they found themselves in harmful situations I choked.
Now I am happy and I look forwards to reading your next excerpt.
Take care David, and thank you again.
I’m very happy for you! Congrats and greetings from Italy!
Grazie di cuore, Flavio. I hope everything is well with you. Greetings from America.
This is fantastic news, Gabriela! Congratulations!
Thank you so much, B. You made my day 🌸
Have a gorgeous day in Athens. 💕🎼
Congratulations! You deserved it.
Thank you Florence. That is very sweet of you ❤️🌸💕
Aw.. thank you my dearest ❤️🤗
Congratulations! That is quite the accomplishment! 😊
Thank you so much Lisa 💝
You are welcome! 😊
Wow….congratulations. You deserved it..🤗👏👏
Thank you so much dear 🌸🤗
Yippee for YOU!!!
Thank you 😊
You are welcome.
P.S. It would be great to have you at one of the poetry events I attend here in D.C.
Thank you for the invite. This is really kind of you. Unfortunately I can’t travel till the end of May.
That is fine. Whenever you can come down even if it is next year.
Thank you again for the invite. I’ll keep that in mind.
You are welcome again.
Wow! What fantastic news! Congratulations dear Gabriela!! You deserve it more than anyone else. You are such a talented writer and inspiration for many of us! 🌷💞😘
Oh, your comment really humbled me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am not the only one who inspires. My followers inspire me too. I am beyond grateful to you and others for your support and kindness. May you have a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to your next post.
Your humility is so endearing! May you continue to write beautifully. Thank you for your best wishes and I will be posting shortly. 😊💞🌷
Thank you sweetheart. Looking forward to reading it.
You can read it now. 😊❤️
I left a message in your site.
Thank you my dear friend,
Thank you so much, my dear.
Congratulations Gabriela! Your humble words say so much. God’s peace!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Peace to you too.
Well done Gabriella
Thank you so much!
Woooww! Congratulations… It’s an honor to follow your blog
Thank you. You are too kind. It’s an honor and a pleasure to follow yours.
Congratulations! Fantastic achievement!
Thank you so much. I am humbled by your beautiful words.
congratulations! looking forward to following your blog…
Thank you very much, Jim. I look forward to following your blog too.
Congrats Short-Prose!!! Well deserved. 🙂
My most sincere thanks.
Thank you so much, my dear Aruna.
You are most welcome,dear!!
There’s nobody more deserving…congrats!!!
Thank you so much, Ash.
Thank you so much 🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕
Alright. Keep sharing your stories.😍
I will 🙂
Keep writing to inspire.❤️
Thank you dear 🤗
A huge congrats to you, well done!
Thank you so much, Debbie. That’s so kind of you.
Have a beautiful rest of the day and stay safe.
You are welcome
Keep it up.