First off, congratulations to all the Golden Heart & RITA nominees and winners. I love the awards ceremony - it's like watching authors become Cinderella for the night. The celebration afterwards is super fun as well. That's Crystal Jordan and I with our Uber Fantastic agent Lucienne Diver in the photo.
Special shout-outs for RITA winners I know & just met at conference:
- Good friend & West Houston chaptermate Tera Lynn Childs won Best First Book for Oh. My. Gods. WTG!
- Lucienne's client Rosemary Clement-Moore won Best Young Adult Romance for HELL WEEK - Great to meet you, Rosemary - love the title!
- Pam Rosenthal won Best Historical for THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY. Enjoyed getting to know you, Pam!
- Yay for conference buddy Cindy Gerard who won in the Romantic Suspense Category for TAKE NO PRISONERS. Yay!
Congrats as well to my WHRWA chapter mates who finaled in the RITA: Colleen Thompson, Linda Warren, Deeanne Gist, Kerrelyn Sparks, and Judy Duarte. And congrats on another well-deserved final to my buddy Jane Graves.
So it's a wrap for the 2009 RWA Washington DC conference. Back to our regularly scheduled writing. Cheers to All.