Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Some of My Best Friends are RITA Winners

Okay, maybe the title of this post should be "Some of My Favorite Authors are RITA Winners" but whatever. Semantics.

As Steph and Tina have pointed out, Tina, Rosemary Clement-Moore and I have been nominated in the Best Young Adult of RWA's RITA contest. (And I've been nominated for Best First Book, too, but that's not really relevant at the moment.) Just look at the wonderful company Tina, Rosemary and I are keeping with some of the past RITA winners who also happen to be some of my favorite writers.
  • Karen Marie Moning (2001 Best Paranormal Romance for The Highlander's Touch)
  • Rachel Gibson (2002 Best Contemporary Single Title for True Confessions)
  • Jennifer Crusie (2005 Best Contemporary Single Title for Bet Me)
  • Alesia Holliday (2006 Best Romantic Novella for "The Naked Truth About Guys")
  • Kresley Cole (2007 Best Paranormal Romance for A Hunger Like No Other)
  • Julia Quinn (2007 Best Long Historical Romance for On the Way To the Wedding and 2008 Best Regency Historical Romance for The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever)
  • Caridad Ferrar (2007 Best Contemporary Single Title for Adios To My Old Life)
  • Melissa Marr (2008 Best Young Adult for Wicked Lovely)
  • J.R. Ward (2008 Best Paranormal Romance for Lover Revealed)
I'll be happy no matter who wins, because no matter what another one of my favorite writers is going to be added to that list. =) Yay us, girlfriends!

Your assignment, Buzzers, is to tell me your favorite author/book and what award you would give them if somebody let you totally make up awards. Like I would give E. Lockhart's Fly on the Wall the Best Book That Actually Made Me Want To Read Kafka award. Okay, your turn.


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TinaFerraro said...

Wonderful post, Tera, and I couldn't agree more about being happy no matter which one of us wins!

Okay, here's my award: "The Vacation Frustration Award." Because about 10 years ago, on the way to Italy, I grabbed ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich. She had three or four out by then, but I figured, well, IF I liked it, I could get the others when I returned the following month.

Mind you, this was before Amazon delivered in Europe--or at least before I knew they did.

And although I had a wonderful vacation, it seemed like a very long month until I get could get my hands on #2!

The Golfing Librarian said...

I would give Norman Mclean's "A River Runs Through It" the "only book ever assigned in my American Lit classes that I would ever want to read a second time" award.

Cara King said...

I'd give LORD OF THE FLIES the "book that's most successful at making middle-school students want to kill themselves" award. (I do NOT think it should be read by 12-year-olds! I'm still messed up from it.)

And I'd give CHARMED LIFE by Diana Wynne Jones the "book that convinces one that life is worth living after all" award. :-)

Susan Hatler said...

Congrats you guys! Hope you had fun in Italy, Tina. I lived there for a year in college. :)

Heather Davis said...

Hmm... How about Book with Most Beautiful yet Horrible story? That goes to The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Congrats, again!