I was thrilled when Kirkus put it as an Indie Book of the Day on their website in January saying how much they loved it. But I knew they review 7-8000 books a year and only 25-30 make it into each issue so my chances of getting picked for the magazine, usually full of well known authors, was pretty much nil. The selections are 100% at their editors discretion, and they typically choose the strongest reviews in a variety of genres
So when I opened up the February 15 issue today - there was happy dancing going on. And then, I cried and called my Dad.