I had a lovely brunch today with fellow RITA finalist Kelly Hunter, her husband, and Gordon, in a sunny café in town. Good food, good company, lively conversation… and Gordon’s iPad, on which we all watched the Twitter feed for announcements about the Golden Heart and RITA finalists. Kelly and I may have forgotten to breathe occasionally, but it was a lovely way to experience the excitement, since neither of us could make it to Orlando. (And we didn’t have to put on high heels and makeup, or face conference chicken dinner…!) Technology is wonderful 🙂
Neither of us won our categories, but that’s okay – we had a lovely morning, and it’s such a huge honour just to final in the RITA’s!
I’d like to congratulate ALL the winners in the Golden Heart and RITAs – with a special shout-out to Laura Griffin, who won the RITA for the romantic suspense category, AND won our category in the Daphne du Maurier Award on Thursday; and an extra-big, happy-dancing shout-out to Australia’s own Kylie Griffin, who won a Golden Heart Award in the paranormal romance category for her manuscript, Bloodborn.
Huge congrats, Kylie! I couldn’t be happier for you!!