A long time ago, I submitted TAKING ON CHINA: How I Freed My Husband From Jail – A Memoir by Karen Patterson (2020) to the North Street Book Prize 6th Annual Contest under the category of non-fiction. I found out the other day that although I did not win a money prize, my book was a semi-finalist!!! So happy, proud, for my first attempt at writing. What does semi-finalist mean? It means that of the 1905 books submitted to the contest, mine was in the top 3%!! Books came in from all over the world (in English) and were read by a panel. Semi – finalists made it past the first few judges, but did not make it to the finalist or winners. However, I am quite pleased with being a semi-finalist! Thank you for all of your support!