Part of belonging to the wonderful organization that is the Romance Writers of America involves making friends of all kinds. If you are a writer, there are few more supportive organizations than RWA, no matter what genre you write.
So this blog post is giving props to some of my friends who have had so many wonderful successes lately!
First off, there is my wonderful critique partner, Kate McKinley (whom I interviewed here). She has recently sold a 3-book deal to Grand Central Forever Yours. Here’s a blurb about it just posted on the Romantic Times Web Site:
Historical Romance – Time to don your corset and petticoats because author Kate McKinley is taking readers to a house party in Regency England. The yet-to-be titled anthology will let readers discover all of the guests’ secrets, by allowing us to see the entire event through three different couples in three interconnected novellas. On your mark, get ready, and flirt!
Other mentions: Three writer friends were nominated for RT Historical Romance Reader’s Choice awards. Tessa Dare (whom I interviewed here) for her nomination in Historical Romance of the Year and Historical Love and Laughter. [Her novel, A WEEK TO BE WICKED, was also listed as one of the Best Books of 2012!] Congratulations to Jennifer Haymore for her nomination in Regency-Set Historical Romance. And Jillian Stone (whom I interviewed here) for her nomination in Historical Romantic Adventure.
Also wonderful news for Beth Yarnall. She sold her second novel, HAIR SPRAYED HARD AND PUT AWAY FOREVER to Entangled Publishing for publication in 2014! And Louisa Bacio continues to burn up the publishing industry with her hot paranormals and sexy contemporaries.
Lastly, I also have some wonderful news to share but will heighten your suspense by saving it for another day. Let’s just say things are moving and shaking–and I’m no longer sending out query letters!