We are supposed to blog about our favorite lines from our books... but I can't!
BUZZ GIRL SIMONE ELKELES is NOMINATED FOR A RITA!!!
If you haven't heard the shouting from the rooftops -- Simone's award-winning and critically acclaimed book LEAVING PARADISE is up for a RITA! If you've never heard of the Ritas, they are given for the best published romance books of the year. You can read more about the awards at http://www.rwanational.org/
I love LEAVING PARADISE. It is simply my fave of all of Simone's books. I remember finishing it and immediately emailing her that I needed to read a sequel. I loved those characters so much. Simone did a wonderful job writing a realistic, enjoyable book about a very difficult subject.
Simone and I first met online back in 2005 when we were both nominated for the YA Stiletto award, and we really met in Reno that summer at the romance conference. I fell in love with her! I knew we would be friends forever. She is so warm, funny, and driven -- not to mention talented! What a great combination. Above all, I find that Simone is totally herself. That is even more impressive than anything else. ;)
Anyway... join me in recognizing Simone's AMAZING nomination! Way to go, Simone. I know all the Bees are as proud of you as I am. We will be rooting for you in San Francisco this summer when the ceremony takes place.
Let the dress shopping and speech-writing commence! (And on that note, you may want to dictate the speech to Dona, she's a lucky charm.)
Buzz Girls Rock!
Heather Davis is the author of
Never Cry Werewolf
Coming in April 2009 from HarperCollins
Incidentally, her favorite line from NCW is, "Dude, you can't be a werewolf!" because that was apparently the thing that cracked up her lovely HarperCollins editor from first-read.