Category Archives: RITA

Celebrating With My 2011 Golden Heart and RITA Finalist Friends

At long last March 25th is here! Like many of you, I spent hours glued to my computer screen hitting refresh every few seconds as I waited to see which of my many talented friends got The Call from a … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Anthea Lawson

Anthea Lawson is the pen name for a husband and wife team, Anthea and Lawson, who create historical romances set in exotic locales during the Victorian period. Their debut novel, Passionate, which released in October 2008, was a RITA® finalist … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Judi Fennell

Good things come in three for Judi Fennell. She finaled in three contests that garnered her a lot of attention and resulted in a three-book contract offer from Sourcebooks Casablanca. Judi has been writing since she was a girl. She … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Annette McCleave

Annette McCleave took top honors in the Romance Writer’s of America® 2008 Golden Heart® contest, winning in the Paranormal category with her story, Soul Provider. Because she was serving as her father’s primary caregiver, she wasn’t at RWA® Nationals. Even … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Tracey O’hara

Tracey O’hara finaled in the paranormal category of the 2008 Golden Heart® contest with Night’s Cold Kiss, a dark Urban Fantasy. She went on to sell the manuscript to Morrow/Avon for their Eos Books line just three weeks after the … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Delilah Marvelle

Delilah Marvelle spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously, and playing the pianoforte. She confesses that here ends the extent of her gentle breeding. She was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that … Continue reading

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Writing a Pitch-Perfect Query Letter

Article by Shelley Adina You’ve finished your manuscript. Now it’s time to send it out into the world. But before you stuff all four hundred pages in the mail or zap your entire file through Cyberspace, you need to take … Continue reading

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