Thank you! I was voted Author of the Year (2020) at Spillwords Press #award

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.

@short-prose-fiction(Gabriela M)


232 thoughts on “Thank you! I was voted Author of the Year (2020) at Spillwords Press #award

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

    1. Thank you for the invite. This is really kind of you. Unfortunately I can’t travel till the end of May.

    1. 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.


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