Who is RITA you ask? RITA is the 'academy award' of the romance writing industry. Each year, the enormous Romance Writers of America select the top books in each catagory and hand out the lovely lady on the left at the RWA conference. This year the conference is in San Fransisco during the last week of July. I'll be there along with a couple thousand other industry professionals.
It is an enormous honor for me to be nominated for the RITA this year in the inspiration catagory, along with seven other women of talent and character. Regardless of who walks away with the lady on the left, I will be cheering and delighted for the honor being paid to my Lord Jesus Christ. It's a win-win situation!
Each Monday I plan to post an interview with one of these amazing women so you can get to know them.
Here are this year's nominees:
2008 RITA for Best Inspirational Romance Finalists
A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired (978-0-373-87426-2)
Allison Lyons, editor
Autumn Blue by Karen Harter
Center Street (1-931722-61-7)
Christina Boys, editor
Pursuit of Justice by Pamela Tracy
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (978 0 373 44236)
Krista Stroever, editor
Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired (0-373-87415-4)
Melissa Endlich, editor
Ransomed Dreams by Amy Wallace
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah(9781590527474
)Julee Schwarzburg, editor
Splitting Harriet by Tamara LeighRandom House Publishing,
WaterBrook Multnomah (1590529286)
Julee Schwarzburg, editor
Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren
Tyndale House Publishers(1414310188)
Karen Watson, editor
When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah(9781400072934
Join me tomorrow for more about one of these fabulous ladies!