March 23, 2018

Blame It on the Duke is a RITA Finalist!

I’m so thrilled to announce that Blame It on the Duke has been named as a finalist in the Historical – Short category of the 2018 RITA® awards. I was on a road trip when I received a morning call from Tessa Dare, one of my favorite authors, letting me know that I was a finalist!

In case you’re new to the subject, the RITA is the highest award of distinction in the romance publishing industry, and recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas.

Up to 2,000 romance novels and novellas from 13 different categories are judged each year in the RITA competition! After the first round of judging by fellow published romance authors, the competition narrows to approximately 100 finalists.

I’m in outstanding company — a complete list of finalists and author photos can be found on the RWA website at www.rwa.org in the Contests and Awards section. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Winners of the awards will be announced Thursday, July 19, 2018, at an Awards Ceremony to be held at the 38th Annual RWA Conference in Denver, Colorado. I can’t wait to celebrate with old friends and new and I hope to see you there!!

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