I'm being driven absolutely crazy by my email server -- it's letting in the mails, slowly, but refusing to let me reply to them and I'm desperate to send congratulations to so many of my friends who're listed in the Short Contemporary Category for the Rita this year.
Two HARLEQUIN ROMANCES! Both Jessica Hart and Barbara Hannay are former winners in the Traditional Category. This just proves that HR can stand against the best in the business.
There's one of Anne McAllister's fabulus Antonides books in there, too. Way to go, Anne!
Brilliant to see a Medical from Lilian Darcy in the line-up, too. Lilian is no stranger to the Rita lists, either.
Congratulations to all of you! I won't be in Washington, but I'll be there in spirit, cheering you all on.
Here's the full list --
A Mother’s Wish by Karen Templeton
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition (ISBN: 9780373249169)
Gail Chasan, editor
Adopted: Outback Baby by Barbara Hannay
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Romance (ISBN: 0-373-17526-4)
Meg Lewis, editor
Antonides’ Forbidden Wife by Anne McAllister
Harlequin Enterprises, Mills and Boon Modern (ISBN: 978-0-263-86478-6)
Jenny Hutton, editor
Falling for the Lone Wolf by Crystal Green
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition (ISBN: 978-0-373-24932-9)
Susan Litman, editor
Last-Minute Proposal by Jessica Hart
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Romance (ISBN: 13-978-0-373-17544-4)
Maddie Rowe, editor
Texas Heir by Linda Warren
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin American Romance (ISBN: 978-0-373-75230-0)
Kathleen Scheibling, editor
The Children’s Doctor and the Single Mum by Lilian Darcy
Harlequin Enterprises, Medical Romance (ISBN: 0-373-71454-8)
Bryony Green, editor
The Cowboy’s Christmas Miracle by RaeAnne Thayne
Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Special Edition (ISBN: 0-373-24933-0)
Gail Chasan, editor
The Right Mr. Wrong by Cindi Myers
Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin American Romance (ISBN: 0373752032)
Wanda Ottewell, editor
For the rest, go to the RWA site -- there's a link on my sidebar.