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!