Thursday, March 26, 2009

28 hours of awesome chaos

What does it feel like to be nominated for a RITA?

Do you remember the feeling you got when you were a kid and someone bigger than you picked you up and spun you around by your arms? Well, that's what it feels like. Only I've been spinning for 28 hours. :) I have so many supporters. Within the last 28 hours I have received over 300 emails and wanted to share a few bits and pieces...
  • OMG, I am just jumping up and down for you, girl! Way to go on your RITA nomination for "Her One Desire." WOWOWWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! I am thrilled for you!!!
  • Woo Hoo for you! I bet you almost peed your pants when you found out. I'm so excited for you.
  • Happy dancing for you! Good luck, hon!!!
  • Now breathe and decide what you're going to wear
  • Wow. Fabulous. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. And no, I'm not flattering you ... I really mean it!
  • Squeee!"
  • This is so. flipping cool!!!!!!!! I can't wait to cheer you hoarse in D.C.!!!
  • That is fantastic. Truly. (and I am so frickin' jealous and you so suck right now).
  • Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Yes, I'm living vicariously through you right now, LOL. I was thrilled to see your name/title listed.
Thank you all for being great cheerleaders. :)

2009 RITA nominee

Click to Visit My WebsiteI am thrilled to announced that HER ONE DESIRE has been nominated for a RITA in the Best First Book category.

The RITA Award is Romance Writers of America's® highest award of distinction. The awards are presented annually to the best published romance novels of the year. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for the best in published romance fiction.

Up to 1,200 romance novels from 12 different categories are entered each year in the RITA competition. Novels can be entered either by their authors or by the books' publisher. After the first round of judging by fellow published romance authors, the competition narrows to approximately 100 finalists.

Winners of the awards will be announced July 18th at the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony to be held at RWA’s 29th Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C.

For a complete list of all the finalist, go to the RWA website.