Both Brad's general fiction novel (Alice's Misadventures Underground, self-published) and his young adult novel(The Little House in the Dark Woods, unpublished) have made the first cut in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest! For more information, see the contest site.
Probability that at least one novel would make it in: 36%.
Probability that both novels would make it in: 4%.
So that kind of rocks.
Now he merely needs to crush the remaining 999 competitors in either category. Probability of at least one novel winning: 0.2%.
(So y'all could, you know, pray or whatever it is that you do.)