Friday, March 25, 2011

Renegade Angel is a RITA finalist!

I knew today was the day that the phone calls went out for the RITA finalists.  And I'm not going to lie, even though I knew I was up against a LOT of fabulous writers, I had that little glimmer of hope that I'd get a call.  And...right about 11:00 am...

I got one:-)

Did I squeal in the lovely Jeannie Adams' ear?  Oh yes.  Did I hang up and shriek at the top of my lungs?  Oh hell yes.  I'm still shaking.  I know that a lot of readers probably don't even really know what a RITA is, but the best way I can describe it is sort of the Oscars of Romance.  It's a big, peer-judged contest...THE big contest, and we hold a lavish awards ceremony every year at the national conference, on the last night.  And this year, I'll be sitting there with Kevan (my agent) and Ann Leslie (my Nocturne editor), in my pretty new dress (which I'm going to need to buy!), and loving that this book was recognized for being something special.  I don't care if I win.  I'm just honored, and thrilled, and I wish I could bottle this feeling and pull it out whenever I feel like things are too tough.  It's a difficult business...but there's so much magic in some of the moments it gives you.

It's a good day.  A really, really good day!!


  1. WHOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! Big CONGRATS on some well-deserved recognition!!!!!

  2. That is awesome, I am proud of you. I'm actually reading that book right now. I love it!!

  3. Thanks so much, you two!! And Jaylee, I'm so glad you're enjoying it...this book is truly one of my favorites:-)

  4. Hey Kendra-good to see you blog again! Congratulations! I'm so proud of this honor for you and I bet a few people are scratching their heads at some decisions that have been made a long the way. I have so much more to say about it, but I'll email you later! Hugs!!!