I'm surprised that I was mentioned here by @ratscout
I'm very honored and grateful, although I personally belief that there are many better writers that deserves it more
I don't really understand the algorithm and reasoning for picking of Noteworthy Novel. Heck I didn't even know I was picked, or for what reason I was picked. While I'm very grateful with my current subscriber and their support, believe me being picked as Noteworthy doesn't ensure instant hit or success.
Perhaps the answer from this thread would help:
I'm actually think it pretty nice that the Noteworthy Novel section is mostly compromised of rather new writer's works and not-hugely-popular works. It can be a good exposure or even achievement in its own way for them, especially when breaking through the Popular, upgrading to premium, or winning Tapas Writer Camp is not their chance.
I never read Penni's work but may check it out due to this thread