Award winning Books?

I'm over the moon. THE GIRL FROM THE TREE HOUSE has been long-listed for The Ngaio Marsh Award. It's a New Zealand award for excellence in crime/suspense writing. I didn't know about this award. I see myself more as a romance/contemporary fiction writer. But the Tree House series is about horrendous, widespread crime. I should know. After all, I worked for twenty-five years with the victims of sexual abuse. So, someone picked up my book and thought it had to go on the list. T