Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday Talk Time - RITA congratulations!!

Romance writers over the globe waited impatiently this week as the calls went out, announcing the RITA finalists for this years awards. Named in honor of the first RWA president, Rita Clay Estrada, this golden statuette symbolizes the best romance has to offer. Over a thousand books are entered, judges (other romance authors) narrow the field to just 100 or so, and calls go out. At the RWA National Conference in Dallas this July, the twelve winners will be announced.

Here at The Pink Heart Society, we'd like to take a moment to congratulate the category authors who made the cut...and chat up the books that we've read!

2007 RITA for Best First Book Finalists

2007 RITA for Best Inspirational Romance Finalists

2007 RITA for Best Long Contemporary Romance Finalists

2007 RITA for Best Romantic Novella Finalists

2007 RITA for Best Romantic Suspense Finalists

2007 RITA for Best Short Contemporary Romance Finalists

2007 RITA Finalists for a Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

2007 RITA for Best Traditional Romance Finalists

Congratulations to all the finalists, and best of luck! Trish and Jenna will be the Pink Heart Society representatives cheering you on!


  1. Let's see...I've read Make Believe Cowboy which stars Matthew McConaghey (at least in my mind) and I thought it was perfect. Exactly what I'd want someone to read if they wanted to know what our genre is all about.

    The only other one I've read is The Perfect Boyfriend which has a companion book, The Perfect Girlfriend. I was so proud to see a MX up there representing! The Medical authors no doubt feel the same way about Marion's nomination!

  2. Ahhhh and can we spot 'em at The PHS or what????

    HUGE CONGRATS to all the finalists!!!