I posted about this on Monday, and wanted to follow up with a link to the author's comments.
The author of "Shine," Lauren Myracle, has written something over at Huff Post, here.
I find what happened to Lauren Myracle and her book, "Shine," disturbing. And it's one of the main reasons why I've never been fond of most book awards in a general sense.
The reason I'm active in the Rainbow Awards is because I know how well they are run, and I know how fair and honest Elisa Rolle is. I've never met anyone as fair or honest as Elisa. And I can tell you for certain something like this never would have happened with the Rainbow Awards.