Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What's Happening in the Romance Writers' World

So this weekend was huge for many romance writers! The Romance Writers of America held their annual National Conference in San Francisco. It's known as "Nationals" to romance writers.
The RITA Awards winners were announced Saturday night. The RITAs are like the Academy Awards of the romance writing world. They are named after Rita Clay Estrada who served as the first president of Romance Writers of America. I thought we'd have our own RITAs right here at Armchair Heroines. Below are the listings of nominees for 2008 from several categories. I only included a couple because there are a bunch of categories! Post a comment and tell me your choice for winner in any or all of the categories!

2008 RITA for Best First Book Finalists

Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra

Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Snow Angel by Jamie Carie

Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee

Treasure by Helen Brenna

2008 RITA for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Finalists

Blame It On Cupid by Jennifer Greene

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Coming Undone by Susan Andersen

Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist

She's No Angel by Leslie Kelly

Tangled Up In You by Rachel Gibson

Tempt Me Tonight by Toni Blake

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer

** If you didn't see the video some of these ladies did, check it out below.

If we get a good response, I'll post more RITAs on Thursday!