I had a phone call from the US a short while ago, with the wonderful news that Dead Heat is a finalist in the romantic suspense category of the Romance Writers of America RITA awards.
Thank you so much to the lovely Jeanne Pickering Adams who was the Board member who called me – I hope I didn’t squeal too loudly in her ear!
The RITA awards are often described as the ‘Oscars’ for the romance genre – the winners are announced at the gala asthma awards night at the end of the Romance Writers of America conference, which this year will be in Atlanta, Georgia, from July 17-20th. I will be going to the conference this year, and I’m very much looking forward to it! When Dark Country finalled in the RITAs in 2010, sadly I couldn’t go because of pending brain surgery – but this time I’ll be there!
The full list of finalists will be posted on the RWA website later today.