The Undiscovered Goddess Wins Wild Card at the Paris Book Festival

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Author Michelle Colston has just won the Wild Card at the Paris Book Festival for her critically acclaimed book, The Undiscovered Goddess.

“The Undiscovered Goddess” by Michelle Colston

“The Undiscovered Goddess” by Michelle Colston

The Undiscovered Goddess was recently named Wild Card winner at the Paris Book Festival. Author Michelle Colston, applauded for her comic tale of self-discovery, has just traveled to Paris alongside other festival winners for the awards ceremony that took place on May 27th.

The Paris Book Festival is an annual celebration honoring the best of the best in literature. Eligible nominees include works written in French, English, Spanish, German, or Portuguese that have been traditionally, independently, or self-published in the following categories:

  •     Non-Fiction
  •     Fiction
  •     Biography/Autobiography
  •     Children’s Books
  •     Cookbooks
  •     Compilations/Anthologies
  •     Young Adult
  •     How-To
  •     Photography/Art
  •     Unpublished Stories
  •     Business
  •     Poetry
  •     Spiritual/Religious
  •     Travel
  •     Wild Card

Colston’s book is a true “Wild Card” – witty, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, the story follows the journey of frazzled main character Holly. Prompted by a revelation that she’s leading a shallow and purposeless existence – diagnosed by a Cosmo magazine quiz, no less – Holly embarks on a hilarious rollercoaster ride of self-discovery, hoping to find her inner goddess and prove the magazine wrong. Colston self-published The Undiscovered Goddess to rave reviews, and is honored to have been recognized at the Paris Book Festival.

“The whole process—from writing the book to publishing—has been such an amazing adventure, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate that than with an IBBY Award. I’m truly honored and blessed!”

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About Michelle Colston

Michelle Colston is a mother, writer and all-around American neurotic. What first began as a hobby, writing irreverent jokes and “Get to Know Your Friend” emails, has developed into a full-fledged vocation. Michelle draws inspiration from the simple experiences of daily life: womanhood, friendship, a perpetual identity crisis and wrangling three children, a messy house and a writing career–all while trying to refrain from using the F-word excessively. She is the author of the award winning novel, “The Undiscovered Goddess,” host of the new internet radio talk show of the same name, and is currently studying Woman’s Issues & Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts while working toward her Life Coaching Certification. For more information, visit, like The Undiscovered Goddess on Facebook and follow on Twitter @McGoddess.

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