First Award Presentation "Best Kept Secret"
Excerpts from Camie's Role in the Book
A Better Pair of Shoes, a novel
"...This shameful secret was one I had considered many times, but continued to keep. I also learned it was especially easier when dealing with men. ...Every now and then, I’d start to feel the emptiness."
"I just needed a little bit of reality. Not the one I had created and now knew, but the one that waited for me in Tampa where Camie was simply a fictional character. As I left
"Desperate and furious, I pulled my cellphone from the holder on my waist and speed-dialed Kayla’s number. I just needed someone to talk to; someone who had some dirt too, and wouldn’t judge me."