The Award Presentation for Most Influential Voice in A Suspended-Release Novel
Here are the Nominees for The Most Influential Voice in a Suspended-Release Novel
Dr. Kat Shepherd
And the award goes to:
Excerpts from the Nominees' Roles in Freeborn:
"I’d worn my ear buds all day long listening to music, and now I could appreciate the quiet my dad seemed to love so much. I hadn’t planned on speaking with my dad, but then, I heard myself ask…
“Who’s that lady?”
“It’s just that you hardly look at mom that much.”'
"We’d already captured a picture of our future, and we’d begun to pay into that future. So I dropped my pride, and I followed her. ...it never bothered me that her presence was larger than mine. I carried my manhood securely into the future."
Dr. Kat Shepherd-
"The two biggest decisions I ever made, I never had to make. They just naturally felt right. One was to remain a virgin, and the other was to accept Tayeton’s proposal."
"Thicker skin is not something you go shopping for. It’s not a new sweater you get for Christmas. It's not the skin you wear on your body, it's the skin you wear on your ears."