In 2021 Hamilton’s debut novel, Lady Be Good, received a Kirkus Star and was selected as a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, as well as a Booklife by Publishers’ Weekly Editors Pick. In addition, she was honored with several book awards: winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction; winner of the 2021 National Indie Excellence Award; winner of the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award in the Fiction and Historical Fiction categories; National Indie Excellence Awards Silver Medal; Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Silver Medal; American Fiction Awards award-winning finalist; and IAN Book of the Year Award finalist for Women’s Fiction. Lady Be Good is a finalist for the Mark Twain Book Award for Humor and Satire, the Somerset Book Award for Literary and Contemporary Fiction, and the Goethe Book Award for Historical Fiction. Winners will be announced in June of 2022.