Lots of excitement: Awards and a new series!
Lightning struck twice! I received my second RITA® nomination in a row. I am both thrilled and flabbergasted!
I was visiting my family in Virginia when I got “the call” from Cindy Kirk, the president of RWA, telling me that The Place I Belong is a RITA finalist in the long contemporary category. So you can imagine that there was some major celebrating. If you followed my experience from last year (here on my blog), you’ll know what a huge honor this is and how much fun I had dress shopping and rooming with fellow RITA nominee Beth Ciotta. It’s the Academy Awards of the romance biz!
This year the award ceremony takes place in New York City, practically in my backyard. I’ve already ordered a gorgeous, glittery dress. This year I’m rooming with the marvelous Anna DeStefano, a fellow Montlake Romance author. It’s going to be a blast!
The Place I Belong also received the terrific honor of winning the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for contemporary romance. A big thank you to the Southern Magic chapter of RWA®!
More good news: my publisher moved up the release date for The CEO Buys In, the first in my new Wager of Hearts series. Originally, it was coming out in September, but now the publication date is July 21st!
I’m so excited about this series! Three very wealthy, highly successful men meet by chance in an exclusive club. All three are at a crossroads in their lives. After a few glasses of whisky, they make a bet with each other, a wager of hearts. At the beginning of each book, you’ll see the same scene but told from the point-of-view of a different hero. It’s such fun to see how the men see the same situation in such different ways, depending on their own issues and personalities.
As always, I want to thank you, my wonderful readers, for all the warmth and support you shower me with. It’s such a pleasure to know you!