Monday, July 23, 2018

RWA 2018 is now in the books...




...and I may not have won my category at the Golden Heart Awards at RWA 2018 in Denver, but I came home feeling every bit the winner. I have 45 new Golden Heart sisters and a collection of great memories as big as the Denver convention center. Those of you who went know exactly how sprawling and over-sized that is!


Among those memories was a wonderful afternoon spent with my fellow category finalists in Mainstream with a Central Romance having high tea as guests of New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Susanna Kearsley at the Brown Palace Hotel. I mean seriously, can it get any better? She's been a true inspiration to me, so it was especially meaningful.



The Brown Palace Hotel was built by Henry Cordes Brown in the Italian Renaissance style in downtown Denver and completed in 1892. It retains all of its original elegance and charm.













The week was full of reunions with old friends, my 2014 Pitch Wars buds, 2015 Dragonflies, 2016 Mermaids, 2017 Rebelles, and getting to know my fellow 2018 Persisters. There were lots of pitches, great food with friends, and hugs and laughter and happy tears. And I came home with my suitcase full of books!


But the cherry on top was sharing the experience with my fellow Music City Romance Writers Chapter-mate and critique partner, Charissa Weaks, who was my date for the Golden Heart and RITA Awards. How can anyone not feel like a winner with a week like that?














More great news for CIRCLE IN TIME!

I'm so pleased to announce that I received a phone call the morning of the Golden Heart Awards ceremony at RWA in Denver letting me know Circle in Time is a finalist in the Unpublished Maggie Awards for Excellence. I couldn't be happier!!



And the week before I left for Denver, I learned Circle in Time was a finalist in the first round of OCCRWA's Orange Rose Contest!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

More RWA 2018 News

One of the fun traditions among Golden Heart® Finalists is getting to know each other and choosing a name for that year's finalists and having pins designed to commemorate the class. It's a collective effort with input from all the finalists on name and pin design. And I couldn't be happier with the name chosen this year. Introducing the 2018 Golden Heart® Persisters!


See you in Denver my fellow PerSISTERS!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Great News!

I am SO pleased to announce my newest manuscript CIRCLE IN TIME is a 2018 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist in the Mainstream with a Central Romance Category. The Golden Heart award recognizes excellence in unpublished romance fiction manuscripts.


Looking forward to getting to know my Golden Heart Sisters! RWA 2018 in Denver, here I come!