incoming RITA news

The day just got a whole lot brighter….

Today is the day when the RWA committee for the RITAs starts calling around to tell authors if they have made the finalist list. In the romance section of the blog-o-sphere, there’s a lot of quite pensive sounding waiting going on. Well, the calls are starting to roll in and I am thrilled to announce that my client Shelley Bates is a finalist in the inspirational category for her book Pocketful of Pearls. I am especially chuffed about this as she was nominated and won(!!!) in the same category last year for the previous book in the series, Grounds to Believe. So, this is a wonderful recognition of her contribution to the genre. The full list hasn’t been released as yet, so I don’t know what her competition might be, or if there’s even more to come. I am so thrilled for her, though, and plan on celebrating with her at the convention.

12 responses to “incoming RITA news

  1. Congrats, Jennifer! That’s terrific! Love that cover, btw.

  2. Congrats – and that is a really lovely cover. Kudos to the designer. I’d definitely pick it up to see what it was about.

  3. Woo hoo! Congratulations to the both of you. And I agree, that’s a very pretty cover.

  4. how great! congrats!

  5. What a gorgeous cover! Congrats to the author.
    I’m waiting to hear from my dear crit friend to see if she finalled in the GH. She finalled several years ago, JUST finally sold that book (YAY!) and we’re now very very hopeful that she’ll have this last GH to enjoy and final in (and maybe win!)
    Am just DYING here, waiting!!! If a full list is put up will you let us know?????

  6. Congrats to both of you…a nice note to end a Friday on, that’s for sure!

  7. Woohoo!
    Thanks for the shout-out, Jenn!
    Must climb down from chandelier and drink champagne.

  8. Well good for her! And you!

  9. Congratulations to you both:)

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