In January 2013 the Salt-Stained Book was entered in the international monthly book awards run by Acclaimed Books of Cornwall. More than 1200 votes were cast from 52 countries across 64 titles. The SSB was the overall winner as well as winner of the printed book section. It received 301 votes and glowing comments from readers.
Managing Director, Peter Lihou offered a personal message of congratulations to Julia. "Over the years, we've seen a great many popular titles gain the tangible applause of their fans by their votes and comments, but The Salt-Stained Book enjoys particularly warm support. It really is quite an accomplishment for an author to inspire their readers so much that they get online and vote in such numbers and leave extremely flattering comments. Julia is a very worthy winner!"