Squawk Radio

Friday, March 24, 2006

Christina Dodd Sternly Chides the Whiners on Squawk Radio

Today is a very important day in Romance Writing Land. The finalists for the prestigious RITA Award are announced by Romance Writers of America. From the RWA home page: "RWA’s RITA is the most sought-after award in romance publishing today. The 1,000 romance novels entered in this year’s contest have been narrowed down to 94 finalists in 13 categories. These finalists advance to the “final round” of competition where they will be judged by very discriminating judges – their fellow published authors. The judges now have the difficult task of critiquing and ranking these finalists to determine the final 13 winners."

Of course, our own Squawkers are on the list!

For Best Long Contemporary Romance!
You've Got Male by Elizabeth Bevarly

For Best Novella!
“Glad Rags” in The True Love Wedding Dress by Constance Brockway

“A Proper Englishwoman” in Talk of the Ton by Eloisa James

For Best Paranormal Romance!
After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros

For Best Short Historical Romance!
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

So who would be whining on Squawk Radio? Gee, I don't know. You figure out WHO'S NOT ON THE LIST!!!

But really, I'm thrilled for my colleagues. Congratulations, blah blah, an honor to know you, blah blah, can't wait to hear your acceptance speeches (can I quit now? ... ouch! stop stabbing me with your skinny elbows!) Loved all your books, yada yada, well-deserved, YAWN!! Couldn't have been happier.

No, really.

Christina Dodd, 10:29 PM