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WOW – I won a Scribe Award!! It was announced on Friday (USA time) at San Diego Comic Con.

My first international award!

Thank you to all the judges and to the award administrators at the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.

Big thanks to my publisher Marc Gascoigne and Aconyte Books, and my editor Lottie Llewelyn-Wells for the opportunity and your support, and to Matt Leacock and Z-Man Games for allowing me to write in your world.

Congrats to all the other winners and to all those shortlisted!

I put a lot of work into this book – including the most research I’ve ever done for any novel. After having a real pandemic break out after I wrote and submitted this to the publisher, you can imagine how heartbreaking the subsequent delays were, and how hard it was to promote given its sensitive subject matter (although those who read this will see it has a strong sense of hope to it, as well as shining a light on all the good work our scientists and health workers do). The acknowledgement the Scribe Award win brings to Patient Zero, has meant the world to me.

It was a bummer I couldn’t be at San Diego Comic Con to accept the award (attending has always been on my bucket list), but hopefully I can make it next year!

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Amanda Bridgeman

Amanda is an award-winning writer of both original and tie-in fiction. Her works include the near future crime thriller, THE SUBJUGATE, which is being developed for TV; Scribe Award winning procedural thriller, PANDEMIC: PATIENT ZERO; and Marvel X-Men novel, SOUND OF LIGHT, which has been embraced by Dazzler fans around the world.

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