Sunday, April 20, 2008

ROMANTIC TIMES CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For the last month I’ve been sitting on the most exciting piece of news, barely about to contain myself. Now I can share that on Saturday, at their Convention in Pittsburgh, ROMANTIC TIMES awarded me a Career Achievement Award for Love & Laughter in romantic fiction.

This award is self-explanatory. It’s not for just one book, but for a body of work. All those books that made someone laugh out loud at the same time as they reached for the handkerchief.

If it had been planned it couldn’t have coincided more perfectly with the celebrations for my 50th Harlequin Romance, THE BRIDE’S BABY.

I was also nominated for Best Harlequin Romance again, but this year had to concede the honour to Trish Wylie, to whom very many congratulations. You’ll find a complete list of winners here.

Another champagne moment for someone else, too – Jan Jones, who guested here last week has just sold her Regency romance with a bit of adventure, Fair Deception to Robert Hale Ltd!

Her prize went to Natasha, by the way. We need a snail mail addy, Natasha, when you have a moment!

What else?

Oh, yes, this week’s guest is artist Larry Roibal, who has produced the covers for a number of my books, including two award winners. I’ll be giving away five books with Larry’s special covers this weekend (The Marriage Miracle, The Secret Life of Lady Gabriella, Reunited: Marriage in a Million, A Family of His Own and The Valentine Bride), so do drop by and talk about that most fascinating of subjects – The Cover. Get a little insight into how Larry goes about the production of the perfect cover and ask him those question burning a hole in your brain.

16 comments:

Estella said...

Congratulations, Liz!

Donna Alward said...

Congrats Liz! I can't think of anyone more deserving!

I love good news. :-)

Jan Jones said...

Fabulous, Liz! Hugely well deserved.

Michelle Douglas said...

Congratulations, Liz! Love and Laughter? Your books are wonderful proof that the two can co-exist. Like Donna and Jan, can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

Kate Walker said...

Many many Congratulations Liz - it couldn;t have happened to a nicer person - and to a better writer!
love

Kate

Kate Hardy said...

I've already said congrats in private, Liz, but I'll say it again here: and it's SO very well deserved. Your books are brilliant (and if I didn't like you so much, I'd hate you for being able to write such brilliantly witty dialogue).

Barb said...

Huge congratulations, Liz. Or as we say in Oz, congratubloodylations. I can totally understand why you were awarded this prize. Such a coup. Bravo!!

Margaret McDonagh said...

Stupendous news! Congratulations, Liz, I am so thrilled for you. You deserve every acclaim going.

Love,
Mags xx

Lois said...

yeah, congrats!!!! :) Very cool!!! :)

Lois

Jane said...

Congrats to Liz and the other authors.

catslady said...

What a wonderful honor - congratulations.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks so much all of you. You just have to love this business -- the people who read and write romance are just so lovely!

limecello said...

Wow, congratulations, Liz! That's so wonderful :)

Anne McAllister said...

Major congratulations, Liz. And definitely well-deserved.

Nicola Marsh said...

Congrats Liz!
Very well deserved :)

Meljprincess said...

CONGRATULATIONS, LIZ!!!!!!!!