Linda Barrett is delighted to report that Quarterback Daddy took FIRST PLACE in the Long Series Contemporary category of the 2011 Write Touch Readers’ Award contest. The Write Touch is sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of RWA and is a great way to get feedback directly from readers. Thanks, Wisconsin RWA!
TJ Bennett reports that the memoir she co-authored, At the End of the Day: How One Man Learned to Live Like He Was Dying, is a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest in their Non-fiction/Memoir category (winners to be announced in August). In addition, she’s received news of another foreign sale of her historical romance, The Legacy, to Spain.
As announced at the June meeting, Cheryl Bolen has gotten the rights back to her Brides of Bath series of sensual historicals set in the Regency and has put them up at Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. The middle book, With His Ring, was a runner-up for Best Historical novel in 2003 by Texas Gold. Also, her Precious Gems Regency historical that was only available in Wal-Marts, is now available digitally. It’s a fun read titled A Lady by Chance and sells for 99 cents. You can visit her website at www.CherylBolen.com.
Vicky Dreiling (How to Seduce a Scoundrel) and Sophie Jordan (Wicked in Your Arms) will be signing and discussing their newest historical romances at Katy Budget Books on July 30th 3:30-5:30. http://www.katybooks.com/event/sophie-jordan-vicky-dreiling-event Shana Galen has a new Facebook fan page. She really wants you to LIKE her. http:// www.facebook.com/pages/Shana-Galen/211315085575366
Kristi Gold is thrilled to announce that her first Superromance, His Best Mistake, is a finalist for the National Reader’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced at the RWA conference in New York on July 29th.
Alison Kent sold her contemporary westerns to Berkley Heat on an unofficial exclusive May 31st. The tentative release schedule is 11/12 and 02/13.
Joan Reeves had her most exciting day ever on Amazon this month. All four of her romances zoomed onto the Top 100 Paid list. Her first ebook Just One Look had been on that list for more than a month, and all 4 had been on the various romance bestseller lists. In one 24 hour period, she sold almost 3,000 books. When the dust settled, one book had slid off the Top 100, but three remain on.
Kerrelyn Sparks survived her first keynote speech at the Heart of Dixie Romance Readers’ Luncheon in Huntsville, Alabama. She’s also done workshops at the Comicpalooza event in Houston and the NOLA summer conference in Shreveport, Louisiana. Meanwhile, both her 2010 books, Eat Prey Love and The Vampire and the
Virgin finaled in the Colorado’s Award of Excellence contest. Eat Prey Love went on to win! And The Vampire and the Virgin won an Award of Merit from the Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Medallion contest. For more information please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com or find her on Facebook.
Linda Warren is proud to announce her Book, Skylar’s Outlaw, has won the Holt Medallion in long contemporary given by the Virginia Romance Writer’s. Also, the book has won The Bookbuyer’s Best in category series.
Sandra Worth is just back from a book signing in La Jolla with Margaret George. From La Jolla she went to San Diego to attend the Historical Novel Conference. She was particularly delighted to meet old friend Karleen Koen, and to get to know Persia Woolley (The Guinevere Trilogy) and Donna Cross (Pope Joan).
Natalie C. Markey launched her author website and appreciates feedback. www.NatalieCMarkey.com