Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Woot!! Big News!

Let me throw a couple of Woo-Hoos out there too!

It's with great excitement and more than a little disbelief, that I announce that Forged in Fire finaled in both the Best First Book and Best Romantic Suspense category of Romance Writers of America's 2013 RITA contest.

It's a double RITA finalist!!!

For those who don't know what the RITA is, let me educate you, or, I should say- let RWA educate you since I am pulling this directly from the organization's website--

"The purpose of the RITA contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction."

Which means that Forged in Fire is both outstanding and excellent. *preens*

At least to the five judges who read it during the first round of RITA judging.

Because winning any book/writing contest is all about the judges you draw and I happened to hit the jackpot for this year's RITA contest. 

So my thanks to the judges who scored FiF high enough to allow it to final. This double final made my day, heck--it made my week! :)